Marcel Kurpershoek

Marcel Kurpershoek is a senior research fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is a
specialist in the oral traditions and poetry of Arabia and has written the five-volume Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia (1994-2005), as well as several books on Middle Eastern historical and cultural topics.
Formerly a diplomat for the Netherlands, he served as ambassador to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Poland, and as special envoy to Syria until 2015.

 

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  1. Arabian Romantic
    Love poems from late 19th-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 20th century: tales of robbery and hot... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
    PDF | £32.00
  2. Arabian Romantic
    Love poems from late 19th-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 20th century: tales of robbery and hot... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
    Hardback | £28.99
  3. 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
    EPUB | £32.00