NMC255H1: Arabic Literary Classics


Introduction to premodern Arabic literature in English translation. Readings include: narrative works such as 1001 Nights, Kalila wa-Dimna, al-Hamadhani's maqamat, Ibn Hazm's love treatise The Ring of the Dove; poems by Labid, Jarir, Abu Nuwas, al-Mutanabbi, and Ibn Nubata; and an obscene shadow play by Ibn Daniyal.

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