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Introduction

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Over a period of some ... More


On Leaking: From The Arabian Nights to Wikileaks

Tarek El-Ariss

in Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181936
eISBN:
9780691184913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181936.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores leaking as bodily function, tying it to fiction and author function. Engaging the theoretical framework of the leaking body from The Arabian Nights onwards, it examines how ... More


Hybridizing Past, Present, and Future: Reflections on the ‘Sexology’ of R. F. Burton

Joanna de Groot

in Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199660513
eISBN:
9780191799730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660513.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This piece analyses the genealogical and discursive hybridity of the approaches to sexual knowledge taken in the ‘sexological’ work of the traveller/scholar Sir Richard Burton (1821–90). It focuses ... More


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