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Introduction to Islamic Literature

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Nefeli Papoutsaki: A concise introduction to Islamic literature, Benaki Museum, 2007.  The book serves a short introduction to the Benaki Museum collection of Islamic art, and includes texts from the major Islamic literatures – Arab, Persian and Turkish – concerning Islamic theology and philosophy as well as the flourishing of the sciences under Islam in the Middle Ages. For a reader wishing to delve further into these topics, there is a specific bibliography at the end of each chapter and a general bibliography at the end of the book. 

The Benaki Museum collection includes examples of all Islamic art local variations from as far as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain, and ranks among the most important in the world.