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Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Pierre Cachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated in this collection. Arranged into three sections, the book looks first at historical developments in the relationship between Arab ... More


Elite Treatment of Honour Crimes in Modern Egypt

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/9780748640867.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the elite treatment of honour crimes in modern Egypt. It focuses on the ways and mechanisms in which elite literature has departed or distanced itself from the traditions and ... More


Poetic Politics, Political Poetics

Kristina Milnor

in Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684618
eISBN:
9780191765049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684618.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pompeian programmata (election notices) sometimes use literary forms to support the aspirations of the candidate. This is striking because graffiti poetry is overwhelmingly represented in our ... More


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