Classical Arabic Stories

Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society.

Classical Arabic Stories

Classical Arabic Stories

Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world and speaks to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam. It reflects the bustling life of Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and the sure stamp of an urbanity that had settled very staunchly after big conquests. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. Classical Arabic Stories selects from an impressive corpus, including excerpts from seven seminal works: Ibn Tufail's novel, Hayy ibn Yaqzan; Kalila wa Dimna by Ibn al-Muqaffa; The Misers by al-Jahiz; The Brethren of Purity's The Protest of Animals Against Man; Al-Maqamat (The Assemblies) by al-Hamadhani and al-Hariri; Epistle of Forgiveness by al-Ma'arri; and the epic romance, Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan. Organized thematically, the volume begins with pre-Islamic tales, stories of rulers and other notables, and thrilling narratives of danger and warfare. It follows with tales of love, religion, comedy, and the strange and the supernatural.

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Classical Arabic Stories
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world and speaks to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam. It reflects the bustling life of Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and the sure stamp of an urbanity that had settled very staunchly after big conquests. Reading
Classical Arabic Stories
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Carthage Translation
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-25 - Publisher: Independently Published

CLASSICAL ARABIC STORIES bilingual Arabic / English CARTHAGE TRANSLATIONPART 120 Classical Arabic Idioms& Their Original StoriesTraditional Arabic Myths & Legends PART 2 Stories of Joha The beloved folk hero of the East 40 Joha stories for fun
Classical Arabic Literature
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: Carthage Translation
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

NYU Press and NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) announce the establishment of the Library of Arabic Literature (LAL), a new publishing series offering Arabic editions and English translations of the great works of classical Arabic literature. The translations, rendered in parallel-text format with Arabic and English on facing pages, will be
Classical Arabic Biography
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Michael Cooperson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-05-25 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pre-modern Arabic biography has served as a major source for the history of Islamic civilization. In this 2000 study exploring the origins and development of classical Arabic biography, Michael Cooperson demonstrates how Muslim scholars used the notions of heirship and transmission to document the activities of political, scholarly and religious
Close Relationships
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: G. J. H. van Gelder, Jan Van Gelder
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-03-24 - Publisher: I.B.Tauris

"Close Relationships is Geert Jan van Gelder's groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the diverse facts and opinions found in pre-modern Arabic texts - both literary and non-literary - concerning incest and inbreeding resulting from repeated close-kin marriage. The pre-Islamic Bedouin Arabs knew about the dangers of human inbreeding, yet by

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