The Resource Classical Arabic stories : an anthology, (ebook)

Classical Arabic stories : an anthology, (ebook)

Label
Classical Arabic stories : an anthology
Title
Classical Arabic stories
Title remainder
an anthology
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Short fiction was an immensely popular art in the medieval and premodern Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting the tenets of classical Islam. Reading these texts today illuminates the wide spectrum of early Arab life and suggests the influences and innovations that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. The only resource of its kind, Salma Khadra Jayyusi's Classical Arabic Stories chooses from an impressive corpus, including excerpts from six seminal works: Ibn Tufail's novel, Hayy ibn Yaqzan; Ibn al-Muqaffa's Kalila wa Dimna; The Misers of al-Jahiz; The Brethren of Purity's The Protest of Animals Against Man; Al-Maqamat (The Assemblies), and the epic romance, Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan. Jayyusi organizes her anthology thematically, beginning with a presentation of pre-Islamic tales, the stories of rulers and other notables, and thrilling narratives of danger and warfare. She follows with tales of religion, comedy, the strange and the supernatural, and love. Long assumed to be the lesser achievement in comparison to Arabic literature's most celebrated genre - poetry - classical Arabic fiction, under Jayyusi's careful eye, finally receives its proper debut, demonstrating its unparalleled contribution to the evolution of medieval literature and its sophisticated representation of Arabic culture and life
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
892.7/08
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Jayyusi, Salma Khadra
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arabic literature
  • Arabic prose literature
  • Tales
  • Folk literature, Arabic
  • Arabs
Target audience
adult
Label
Classical Arabic stories : an anthology, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231520270
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11865046
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865046
System control number
MWT11865046
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Classical Arabic stories : an anthology, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231520270
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11865046
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865046
System control number
MWT11865046
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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