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The Tale of al-Barrāq Son of Rawḥān and Laylā the Chaste: A bilingual edition and study

Marlé Hammond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266687
eISBN:
9780191905407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is a bilingual edition and study of a lengthy specimen of pre-modern Arabic storytelling. The tale’s origins are unknown but it probably dates from the seventeenth century. As a sustained ... More


Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Maya Kesrouany

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature explores the move from Qur’anic to secular approaches to literature in early 20th-century Egyptian literary translations, asking what ... More


The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Dana Sajdi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is about a barber, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Budayr (fl. 1761), who shaved and coiffed, and probably circumcised and healed, in Damascus in the eighteenth century. The barber wrote a history ... More


Prophetic Tendencies: Egyptian Translators of the Twentieth Century

Maya I. Kesrouany

in Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The introduction explores the complex history of literary translation into Arabic from Napoleon’s arrival in Alexandria in 1789 until the 1950s. It considers the formative correlation between the ... More


Translation in Motion: A Survey of Literary Translation in Lebanon and Egypt during the Nahḍa

Maya I. Kesrouany

in Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter one surveys the movement and scope of literary translation in Egypt and Lebanon from 1798 until the 1930’s. It explores the different incentives behind the choice, frequency, and method of ... More


The Prophet Today: The Novel in Distress

Maya I. Kesrouany

in Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474407403
eISBN:
9781474460224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The conclusion historicizes these translations in the story of the Arabic novel before the 1950s, after which the novel becomes canonised. Colonial translation promised facts and truths based on the ... More


Historic Background

Camelia Suleiman

in The Politics of Arabic in Israel: A Sociolinguistic Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420860
eISBN:
9781474435666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420860.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter lists the major events of Palestinian history. It also discusses what each of the following groups of people considers most significant in the history of the conflict. These groups are: ... More


Cutting the Barber's Tale: The Afterlives of a History

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter ventures into the nineteenth century and examines the bowdlerized version of Ibn Budayr's chronicle as “edited and refined” by the Damascene scholar, Muḥamad Sa`īd al-Qāsimī. The chapter ... More


Conclusion

Reuven Snir

in Modern Arabic Literature: A Theoretical Framework

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420518
eISBN:
9781474435642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420518.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Conclusion discusses the recent changes in Arabic literature following the wide migration, globalization, the deconstruction and fragmentization of the concept of identity, and the speedy ... More


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