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Arabic Collections Online: A Digital Archive

A digital archive sponsored by NYU Abu Dhabi is repatriating some of the Arab world's written heritage, one book at a time. Some 200 scholarly works are already online, with many more to come.

Arabic Classics in Contemporary Translations

The Library of Arabic Literature (LAL) was founded with high ambition: to make the treasures of pre-modern Arabic writing accessible to the world's English speakers through high-quality parallel-text editions.

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Arabic translation comes of age
The first volumes of the Library of Arabic Literature, an ambitious translation project of classical Arabic works into English, appeared five years ago, with several dozen now being available to international readers. But this is just the beginning, library editors Philip Kennedy, James Montgomery, Shawkat Toorawa and Chip Rossetti explain.
Al-Ahram Weekly | April 07, 2018