Literacy In Pre-Islamic Arabia: An Analysis Of The Epigraphic Evidence

@inproceedings{Stein2009LiteracyIP,
  title={Literacy In Pre-Islamic Arabia: An Analysis Of The Epigraphic Evidence},
  author={Peter Stein},
  year={2009}
}
This chapter focuses on the question of a genuinely Arabian culture of writing, that is, one developed within the Arabian Peninsula itself and existing prior to, or contemporary with, those writing traditions imported from outside. Bearing in mind the explicit self-classification of the Qurʾā as "Arabic," the author therefore asks to what extent the inhabitants of pre-Islamic Arabia were able to express and receive their mother tongues by means of script. For this purpose, the available… Expand
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