Arabian Nights: A Companion / Edition 2

Arabian Nights: A Companion / Edition 2

by Robert Irwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1860649831

ISBN-13: 9781860649837

Pub. Date: 01/17/2004

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited


The Arabian Nights: A Companion guides the reader into this celebrated labyrinth of storytelling. It traces the development of the stories from prehistoric India and Pharaonic Egypt to modern times. It explores the history of the translation, and explains the ways in which its contents have been added to, plagiarized and imitated. Above all, the book…  See more details below

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The Arabian Nights: A Companion guides the reader into this celebrated labyrinth of storytelling. It traces the development of the stories from prehistoric India and Pharaonic Egypt to modern times. It explores the history of the translation, and explains the ways in which its contents have been added to, plagiarized and imitated. Above all, the book uses the stories as a guide to the social history and the counterculture of the medieval Near East and the world of the storyteller, the snake charmer, the burglar, the sorcerer, the drug addict, the treasure hunter and the adulterer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860649837
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/17/2004
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,079,278
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.87(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Beautiful Infidels
• The Book without Authors
• Oceans of Stories
• The Storyteller's Craft
• Street Entertainments
• Low Life
• Sexual Fictions
• The Universe of Marvels
• Formal Readings
• Children of the Nights
• Chronology
• Notes
• Index

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