Classical Arabic Stories by edited And With An Introduction By Salma Khadra Jayyusi

Full Title: Classical Arabic Stories: An Anthology
Author/Editor(s): Salma Khadra Jayyusi
ISBN: 0231149220, 9780231149228
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2010
Language: English
Physical Description: 24 cm
LCCN: 2009049504
Number of pages: 410 (xii, 410 pages)
Arabic Literature > Translations Into English

I.Pre-Islamic tales. 1. The sons of Nizar
2. The priestess of the Banu Sa'd
3. Faithfulness and sense of honor
4. Al-Nu'man's outfit
5. A lowly man gains a wife
6. A charitable gift
7. A cunning message
8. A noble wife
9. The exile of al-Harith ibn Midad
10. The story of the cave where Shaddad ibn 'Aad was: how the adventurers entered and what happened to them there
11. Luqman
II. Tales of rulers and other notable persons. 12. 'Amara the Faqih and 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan
13. The justice of 'Adud al-Dawla
14. The piety of 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz
15. A further story of 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz
16. The chief of police and Caliph al-Hadi
17. At Khosrow's court
18. An Arab at Khosrow's court
19. I take refuge in your justice, prince of the faithful
20. Tricked she was
21. Um Asaya the midwife and the palace of Khumarawayh
22. Yazid and Habbada
23. A ruse of Mu'awiya
24. Caliph 'Umar and the soldier's wife
25. Al-Akhtal imprisoned in church
26. A miserly governor
27. All lies
28. Two great musicians
29. An attendant of al-Hallaj fasts for fifteen days
30. A vizier removes a dessert stain with ink
31. How a Baghdadi chief of police questioned suspects
32. God alone be thanked
33. Al-Hajjaj orders the torture of Azadmard
34. Iyas as judge
35. The wisdom of Judge Iyas
36. Why a judge pardoned a fraudster

III. Tales of danger and warfare. 37. Ma'n ibn Za'ida and the black man
38. Al-Mansour's pride
39. With the Byzantines
40. Muslims in the court of China
41. Greed and treason
42. Consequences of oppression
43. Avoiding a conflict
44. The Byzantine rulers and the Muslim prisoners
45. From The lion and the diver
IV. Tales of religion. 46. The tale of Ka'b ibn Malek
47. The tale of Jurayj the worshipper: showing how attending to parents has priority over prayer
48. The tale of the crevice people, and of the magician, the monk, and the young man
49. The tale of the leper, the bald man, and the blind man
50. Virtue and divine reward
51. A vision of the next world
V. Comic tales: Tales of Juha. 52. Juha as a vehicle for satire
53. The comic wit of Juha
54. Juha the fool
55. The logic of Juha
56. Juha the judge
Other comic tales. 57. Abu 'l-Qasim's slippers
58. The party crashers
59. Me too
60. A quick-witted prisoner
61. Al-Hajjaj and al-Muttalib
62. A cunning marriage broker
63. Forgery on a shaky boat
64. A tempting wager

VI. Tales of the strange or supernatural. 65. The strangest story
66. I shall never eat elephant flesh
67. A dream come true
68. The body snatcher
69. The old tailor and his untimely call to prayer
70. Crime and punishment
71. An unlucky encounter
72. The man and the lark
73. Two surrealist stories from the desert
74. The story of Tamim al-Dari
VII. Tales of love. 75. A love story
76. A strange vow
77. A merchant and his wife
78. A final meeting
79. A party crasher's reward
80. Parting and reunion
VIII. Excerpts from seven major classical works. From Ibn Tufail, Hayy ibn Yaqzan
From Al-Jahiz, Al-Bukhala' (Book of misers)
83. From Ibn al-Muqaffa', Kalila and Dimna
84. From Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa (Epistles of the brethren of purity)
85. From Al-Maqamat (The assemblies)
86. From Abu 'l-'Ala' al-Ma'arri, Risalat al-Ghufran
87. From The adventures of Sayf Ben Dhi Yazan: an Arab folk epic.
Translated from the Arabic.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V39.213148-1-2764870
Other ID: GBB075102(NBN);476361620(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
All Languages: English; Arabic
LC Call No: PJ7694.E1 C56 2010
Dewey Decimal: 892.7/08
Released Date: 20110413

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Jayyusi, S.K. (2010). Classical Arabic Stories: An Anthology. New York: Columbia University Press.

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