The Thirsty Sword: Sirat Antar and the Arabic Popular Epic

The Thirsty Sword: Sirat Antar and the Arabic Popular Epic

by Peter Heath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874805155

ISBN-13: 9780874805154

Pub. Date: 10/15/1996

Publisher: University of Utah Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874805154
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
10/15/1996
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration and Dates
Acknowledgments
1The Modern "Discovery" of Sirat Antar3
2The History of Antara, Antar, and Sirat Antar22
3The Narration of Sirat Antar31
4Literary Context and Literary History43
5The Heroic Cycle67
6Use of the Heroic Cycle: Compositional Principles89
7Compositional Models and Description101
8Compositional Models and Narrative Generation: The Battle Scene123
9The Uses of History149
10Directions for Future Research165
App. IA Summary of Sirat Antar168
App. IISirat Antar in Manuscript and Print232
App. IIIIntroduction to the Topkapi Manuscript (no. 1145)240
App. IVLion Descriptions244
App. VThe Lion Fight Scene249
Notes254
Bibliography287
Index315

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