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An Honour Crime with a Difference

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/9780748640867.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on narrative ballads whose core theme is the ‘honour crime’. It looks at three versions of the story of Hassan and Na'ima. It deals with a crime that took place in 1938 and it ... More


The Prophet's Shirt: Three Versions of an Egyptian Narrative Ballad

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/9780748640867.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents a collation of three versions of the same ballad. The samples are characterised by arrangement in quatrains similar to that of the Andalusian zajal. However, the samples are ... More


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