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Title: The vision of the Muslim in early Maltese poetry (eighteenth-nineteenth centuries)
Authors: Cassola, Arnold
Keywords: Maltese language -- History
Poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Muslims -- Poetry
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies
Citation: Cassola, A. (2015). The vision of the Muslim in early Maltese poetry (eighteenth-nineteenth centuries). Scripta Mediterranea, 20, 77-92.
Abstract: The Maltese language is the only national language in Europe of Semitic origin. It was formed during the Arab occupation of the island (870-1091 AD), even though recently discovered sources state that the island was completely abandoned by the Arabs until 1049 (Brincat 1995). If these sources were to be confirmed, tha t would mean tha t the genesis of the Maltese language could be backdated to the year 1049 AD.
ISSN: 02268418
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