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The Arabian Epic: Heroic and Oral Story-telling


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Introduction to volume two; 1. 'Ali al-Zaibag; 2. Sirat 'Antar; 3. Sirat al-Zahir Baibars; 4. Sirat Bani Hilal al-Kubra; 5. Taghribat Bani Hilal; 6. Qissat Abu Zaid al-Hilali wa'l-Na'isa; 7. Sirat al-Amira Dhat al Himma; 8. Firuz Shah; 9. Sirat Saif b. Dhi Yazan; 10. Sirat Saif al-Tijan; 11. Qissat al-Zir; Narrative index; Source references; Comparative index.

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The hero cycles of Arabic belong to the literary tradition of The Arabian Nights and can be seen as the popular epics of their civilisation. The second volume analyses their contents and literary formulae.


"..offers a comparative narrative analysis and tabulation..." Stephen Belcher, Religious Studies Review

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