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By Salma Khadra Jayyusi,Salma Jayyusi

brief fiction was once an immensely renowned artwork within the medieval and premodern Arab global, supplying the precise automobile for transmitting the tenets of classical Islam. studying those texts at the present time illuminates the broad spectrum of early Arab existence and indicates the impacts and thoughts that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society.

the single source of its type, Salma Khadra Jayyusi's Classical Arabic Stories chooses from a magnificent corpus, together with excerpts from six seminal works: Ibn Tufail's novel, Hayy ibn Yaqzan; Ibn al-Muqaffa's Kalila wa Dimna; The Misers of al-Jahiz; The Brethren of Purity's The Protest of Animals opposed to Man; Al-Maqamat (The Assemblies), and the epic romance, Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan. Jayyusi organizes her anthology thematically, starting with a presentation of pre-Islamic stories, the tales of rulers and different notables, and exciting narratives of risk and conflict. She follows with stories of faith, comedy, the unusual and the supernatural, and love. lengthy assumed to be the lesser fulfillment compared to Arabic literature's such a lot celebrated style& mdash;poetry& mdash;classical Arabic fiction, less than Jayyusi's cautious eye, ultimately gets its right debut, demonstrating its extraordinary contribution to the evolution of medieval literature and its refined illustration of Arabic tradition and life.

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