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Human Rights in Arab Thought: A Reader

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While the notion of "human rights" is sometimes thought to be a product of the Western Enlightenment, human rights as a subject for philosophical enquiry and a basis for government in fact have a long and rich heritage within Arab thought. In this anthology, Salma K. Jayyusi brings together a list of distinguished scholars to reflect the range and depth of Arab thinking on ...more
Hardcover, 768 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by I. B. Tauris (first published December 9th 2008)
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Salma Khadra Jayyusi (born 1926 or 1927) is a Jordanian-Palestinian poet, writer, translator and anthologist. She is the founder and director of the Project of Translation from Arabic (PROTA), which aims to provide translation of Arabic literature into English.

In 1960, she published her first poetry collection, Return from the Dreamy Fountain. In 1970, she received her PhD on Arabic literature fro
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