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Wickens, G. M.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 172 publications in 6 languages and 1,780 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bibliography  Anecdotes  Manuscripts  Quotations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PK6541.G2, 891.5
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Most widely held works by G. M Wickens
Arabic grammar : a first workbook by G. M Wickens( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standard Arabic - the language of educated discourse throughout the Arab world - presents difficulties beyond those encountered in most foreign languages. Though today it is increasingly being popularised, it remains essentially an elitist, 'learned' language. It has been used without substantial change for over thirteen centuries, in regions as distant as Spain and China, in fields as diverse as poetry and medicine, mathematics and theology. Its morphology and syntax are largely constant, but vocabulary, sense, idiom and style often vary widely. Arabic script requires a good deal of intelligent guesswork: long vowels and diphthongs are easily confused with certain consonants or with each other; short vowels are not normally indicated at all; most consonants are distinguished only by the placing of dots, and can easily be mistaken or misprinted. This is a textbook designed to guide the first-year student through the difficult early stages of learning Arabic. It avoids the dry, 'scholarly' approach; it uses modern linguistic concepts sparingly, and takes simple short-cuts where they serve an immediate, practical purpose. Professor Wickens presents the basic facts of the language in a pragmatic order; he introduces the beginner to the recurring problems, shows various ways of recognising and tackling them, and helps accustom him from the outset to deal with the unvocalised (unvowelled) texts which he will nearly always encounter
Logos Islamikos : studia islamica in honorem Georgii Michaelis Wickens by Roger M Savory( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morals pointed and tales adorned : the Būstān of Saʻdī by Saʻdī( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avicenna: scientist & philosopher : a millenary symposium by G. M Wickens( Book )

18 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gulistan, or, Rose garden of Saʻdi by Saʻdī( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the Gulistan the most influential book in the Iranian world? In terms of prose, it is the model, which all writers of Persian seek to emulate. In terms of moral, philosophical or practical wisdom, it is endlessly quoted to either illustrate or prove a point. Sir John Malcolm even relates being told that it is the basis of the law of the Persians. It also traveled abroad. Voltaire, Goethe, Arnold, Longfellow, Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, and Franklin discovered, read, and took inspiration from the work. Moreover, travelers to Iran have often point out that to understand the mind of the inhabitants, one should read the Gulistan. The Gulistan is considered the essence of elegant but simple Persian prose. For 600 years, it was the first book placed in the learner s hand. In Persian-speaking countries today, quotations from the Gulistan appear in every conceivable type of literature and is the source of numerous everyday proverbial statements, much as Shakespeare is in English
First readings in classical Arabic by G. M Wickens( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persia in Islamic times; a practical bibliography of its history, culture and language by G. M Wickens( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book list on Asia, including parts of Africa, for Canadians. Liste de livres sur l'Asie et certaines parties de L'Afrique à l'intention des Canadiens by G. M Wickens( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logos Islamikos : studia Islamica in honorem Georgii Michaelis Wickens( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulistān ; and, Būstān by Sa'dī( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golestan in Persian means "rose-garden" and Golestan of Sa'di is a composition of stories and maxims each representing a flower of this garden. Golestan of Sa'di is world famous due to its eloquence of style, clear language, moral guidance and counseling through the art of poetry. The Book of Golestan is composed of 8 Chapters, Introduction and Conclusion. Each Chapter depicts a number of Stories, Maxims and Admonitions
The Nasirean ethics by Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Ṭūsī( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book list on Asia by G. M Wickens( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Culistan or Rose garden of Saʻdi by Saʻdī al- Šīrāzī( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulistān va Būstān by Saʻdī( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Persian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bustan of Saʻdi : morals pointed and tales adorned by Saʻdī al- Šīrāzī( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gulistan, or Rose garden by Saʻdī( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral stories
The Ṅasirean Ethi̇cs (Ahlāq-i̇ Nāṣirī, enġl.) Trånsl. from the Persian by G[eǒrge] M[ichael] Wickens by Naṣīr-ad-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad aṭ- Ṭūsī( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Arabic grammar : a first workbook
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George Michael Wickens iranologist

Wickens, G. M. 1918-2006

Wickens, George M.

Wickens, George Michael.

Wickens, George Michael 1918-2006

Wickens, Georgius Michael 1918-2006

Wickens, Michael

Wickens, Michael 1918-2006

Wickens, Michael George

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