Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

GU-Q: CULP 324: The Journey of Arabic

This guide supports the course CULP 324 and helps students to explore the development of the Arabic language from its earliest stages through the modern era.

Getting Started

This guide is intended to help you find information on the historical development of the Arabic language from its earliest stages to the modern era.

First, decide on the topic you would like to study. Then, find background information in the sources listed below. Please note, if you use Brill reference works, please use the following Arabic Romanization table.

Now that you have a better understanding of your topic, go to the next page Books or Articles of the guide to continue your search.
Quick tip: check the references/bibliography at the end of the consulted works to find more relevant sources.

Featured Resource

Arabic Collections Online (ACO) (Funded by New York University, Abu Dhabi)
This mass digitization project of Arabic language content aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years.