Shidfar B.Y. The System of Images in Classical Arabic Literature of the VI–XII Centuries [Образная система арабской классической литературы (VI–XII вв.)]. Moscow, Mardjani Publishing House 2011. (Bibliotheca Islamica).
Arabic classical literature is one of the richest in the world, it counts a multitude of most interesting poetic and prosaic works. The development of literature was paralleled by the development of literary criticism. This dual phenomenon provides an opportunity to analyze Arabic medieval literature in two aspects: to trace its grain features from the point of
view of modern literary criticism, and to compare the conclusions thus obtained with statements of various medieval Arab critics. Such a comparison would entail a correlation of the inner view of the literature of the time with the outer one. Such is the task of the present study.
On April 20, 2017, at the Far Eastern Studies Seminar organized by the Department of Far Eastern Studies of the IOM RAS, Prof. Dr. S.O. Kurbanov will submit his presentation Modern Pyongyan: People, Reforms and Prospects.