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  1. Impostures

    Impostures

    Written by al-Ḥarīrī, Translated by Michael Cooperson, Foreword by Abdelfattah Kilito

    Series Library of Arabic Literature

    NYU Press

    Fifty rogue’s tales translated fifty waysAn itinerant con man. A gullible eyewitness narrator. Voices spanning continents and centuries. These elements come together in Impostures, a groundbreaking new translation of a celebrated... Learn More
    Published: 5th May 2020
    Hardback | £24.99
  2. Maqamat Abi Zayd al-Saruji
    Maqāmāt Abī Zayd al-Sarūjī is a scholarly, Arabic-only edition of the celebrated work by al-Ḥarīrī, which is also available in English translation from the Library of Arabic Literature as Impostures. This work consists... Learn More
    Published: 5th May 2020
    Hardback | £34.00
  3. Arabian Satire
    Satirical verse on society and its hypocrisiesA master of satire known for his ribald humor, self-deprecation, and invective verse (hijāʾ), the poet Ḥmēdān al-Shwēʿir was an acerbic critic of his society and its morals.... Learn More
    Published: 7th April 2020
    Paperback | £11.99
  4. The Discourses
    Wide-ranging essays on Moroccan history, Sufism, and religious lifeAl-Hasan al-Yusi was arguably the most influential and well-known Moroccan intellectual figure of his generation. In 1084/1685, at the age of roughly fifty-four,... Learn More
    Published: 7th January 2020
    Hardback | £28.99
  5. The Philosopher Responds
    Questions and answers from two great philosophersWhy is laughter contagious? Why do mountains exist? Why do we long for the past, even if it is scarred by suffering? Spanning a vast array of subjects that range from the philosophical... Learn More
    Published: 19th November 2019
    Hardback | £34.00
  6. The Philosopher Responds
    Questions and answers from two great philosophersWhy is laughter contagious? Why do mountains exist? Why do we long for the past, even if it is scarred by suffering? Spanning a vast array of subjects that range from the philosophical... Learn More
    Published: 19th November 2019
    Hardback | £34.00
  7. Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah
    Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah is a scholarly, Arabic-only edition of a text by 'Uthman ibn Ibrahim al-Nabulusi, which is also available in English translation from the Library of Arabic Literature... Learn More
    Published: 2nd October 2019
    Hardback | £65.00
  8. Stories of Piety and Prayer
    Uplifting tales from one of the most influential Arabic books of the Middle AgesOne of the most popular and influential Arabic books of the Middle Ages, Deliverance Follows Adversity is an anthology of stories and anecdotes designed... Learn More
    Published: 7th May 2019
    Hardback | £28.99
  9. Arabian Romantic
    Love poems from late nineteenth-century Arabia Arabian Romantic captures what it was like to live in central Arabia before the imposition of austere norms by the Wahhabi authorities in the early twentieth century: tales of robbery... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
    Hardback | £28.99
  10. War Songs
    Poems of love and battle by Arabia’s legendary warrior From the sixth-century highlands of Najd in the Arabian peninsula, on the eve of the advent of Islam, come the strident cries of a legendary warrior and poet. The black... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
    Hardback | £34.00
    Paperback | £11.99
    PDF | £37.00
  11. Diwan 'Antarah ibn Shaddad
    The pre-Islamic warrior-poet 'Antarah ibn Shaddad, a composer of one of the Mu'allaqat, attracted the attention of the philologists who were active in Iraq at the nascence of the scholarly study of Arabic. These philologists collected... Learn More
    Published: 2nd October 2018
    Hardback | £65.00
  12. In Darfur
    A merchant’s account of his travels through an independent African state Muhammad ibn 'Umar al-Tunisi (d. 1274/1857) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tunisi was raised in... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2018
    Hardback | £34.00
    PDF | £37.00
  13. In Darfur
    A merchant’s account of his travels through an independent African state Muhammad ibn 'Umar al-Tunisi (d. 1274/1857) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tunisi was raised in... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2018
    Hardback | £34.00
    PDF | £37.00
  14. What 'Isa ibn Hisham Told Us
    Trenchant and witty critiques of life in Cairo under British ruleWhat 'Isa ibn Hisham Told Us is a masterpiece of early 20th-century Arabic prose. Penned by the Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Muwaylihi, this highly original work... Learn More
    Published: 10th April 2018
    Paperback | £13.99
  15. Arabian Satire
    This lively volume collects poems by Hmedan al-Shwe'ir, who lived in Najd in the Arabian Peninsula shortly before the hegemony of the Wahhabi movement in the early 18th century.A master of satire known for his ribald humor, self-deprecation,... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2017
    Hardback | £28.99
    PDF | £32.00
  16. Scents and Flavors
    Collecting 635 meticulous recipes, Scents and Flavors invites us to savor an inventive cuisine that elevates simple ingredients by combining the sundry aromas of herbs, spices, fruits, and flower essences. This popular 13th-century... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2017
    Hardback | £24.99
    Paperback | £11.99
    PDF | £28.00
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