Kallah and Dimnah (inbunden)
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New York University Press
Michael Fishbein, James E Montgomery
Warner, Marina (foreword)
Black & white illustrations
231 x 157 x 41 mm
817 g
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408:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Digital Cloth Cover w/Jacket on Creme w/Matte Lam

Kallah and Dimnah

Fables of Virtue and Vice

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2022-01-11
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Timeless fables of loyalty and betrayal Like Aesops Fables, Kallah and Dimnah is a collection designed not only for moral instruction, but also for the entertainment of readers. The stories, which originated in the Sanskrit Panchatantra and Mahabharata, were adapted, augmented, and translated into Arabic by the scholar and state official Ibn al-Muqaffa in the second/eighth century. The stories are engaging, entertaining, and often funny, from The Man Who Found a Treasure But Could Not Keep It, to The Raven Who Tried To Learn To Walk Like a Partridge and How the Wolf, the Raven, and the Jackal Destroyed the Camel. Kallah and Dimnah is a mirror for princes, a book meant to inculcate virtues and discernment in rulers and warn against flattery and deception. Many of the animals who populate the book represent ministers counseling kings, friends advising friends, or wives admonishing husbands. Throughout, Kallah and Dimnah offers insight into the moral lessons Ibn al-Muqaffa believed were important for rulersand readers. A bilingual Arabic-English edition.
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[A] delightful new translation of a major text of classical Arabic literature. * Al-Ahram Weekly * [This translation] should immediately become the English translation of choice for this work. * Al-Usur al-Wusta * This translation is a welcome addition to the field. * Medievalists.net *

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Ibn al-Muqaffa (Author) Ibn al-Muqaffa (d. 139/757) was a Persian translator, author, thinker, and state official who wrote important treatises on rulership in Arabic. Michael Fishbein (Editor, Translator) Michael Fishbein is Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. James E. Montgomery (Translator) James E. Montgomery is Sir Thomas Adamss Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity Hall. His latest publications are Fate the Hunter: Early Arabic Hunting Poems, and Kallah and Dimnah: Fables of Virtue and Vice, with Michael Fishbein.