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Renowned works comparable to The Thousand and One Nights and obscure notions of tiled mosques or lavish palaces are frequently the level of Westerners? wisdom of the Islamic literature and visible arts. Readers will discover the Islamic arts, literature, and tradition by means of reading poetry, Arabic language, structure, and work of the Muslim religion. contains black-and-white pictures and illustrations, word list, extra analyzing, and index. 233 pages.

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