The Adventures of Sayf ben Dhi Yazan : An Arab folk Epic

By: Jayyusi, Lena (Compilation and Translation)


Language: English


The first translation into English of an indigenous chivalric romance set in the Nile Valley and originally composed sometime during the 13th through 16th centuries. This colorful panorama recounts the fantastic tales of a sixth-century Arab king and offers unusual perspectives on gender, religion, race, and ethnicity. Translation and narration by Lena Jayyusi, Introduction by Harry Norris.

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Product Details
Language: English
Format: Softcover
Pages: 308 pp
Publisher: The American University In Cairo Press, Cairo
Product Dimensions: 15 x 23 Cm
ISBN: 253213428
ISBN-13: 9780253213426
Topic: Arab Folklore
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