Modern Languages (School of)
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(University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
(2018) - ThesisThis thesis investigates the capacity of mourning to transform one’s life into writing. Since mourning impacts each individual in a very unique way, its effect in the field of life-writing is incommensurable. In this ...
A critical edition of Sharḥ al-Jumal li al-Zajjājī by Abū al-Ḥasan Ṭāhir b. Aḥmad b. Bābshād b. Mohamed Al-Naḥwī (University of St Andrews, 1975-12) - ThesisThe present edition of Sharḥ al-Jumal li al-Zajjājī, written by Abū al-Ḥasan Ṭāhir b. Aḥmad b. Bābshād is mainly based on Ẕ MS. No. 1687. This manuscript consists of 312 folios and is divided into two volumes. This thesis ...
The compilation of pharmacological ideas during the Abbāsid Caliphate : with special reference to a section of 'Al-Hāwī' of Al-Rāzī (University of St Andrews, 1988-07) - ThesisThis is a study of the transmission of medical ideas of the ancient world into Arabian medicine. It is concerned with pharmacological ideas in particular, with special reference to al-Ḥāwī (Liber Continens) of al-Rāzī ...
The philological treatment of Qu'rān similes in the works of the philologists, exegetes, literary and rhetorical theorists (University of St Andrews, 1985-07) - ThesisThis thesis deals mainly with the philological aspects of the similes of the Qur'ān. It also deals with other aspects of Arabic science such as rhetoric, syntax and variant readings of some words in the verses containing ...