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Social Values Reflected in Egyptian Popular Ballads

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the social values found in Egyptian popular ballads, and their moralising and philosophising effects. One of the most celebrated values in ballads is that of a man of honour ... More


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