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Machaut's Turn to Monophony

Judith A. Peraino

in Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins with the question: Why did Guillaume de Machaut write so many monophonic virelais? Of the thirty-three virelais, twenty-five are monophonic, while only eight are polyphonic (seven ... More


. A Daring Shock of Jet-Black Hair Coyly Peeking Out Beneath Her Veil

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Throughout intifada media, women serve alternately as symbols of purity or disgrace, their personal behavior correlated with collective honor, as in the mawwal from the Hamas-produced cassette ... More


A Zajal on the Mi〈rāj Attributed to al-X̲ubārī

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/9780748640867.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the zajal or the Prophet's ascent to heaven known as the mirāj. The zajal consists of forty-nine stanzas in the metrical form. The discussion focuses on al-X̲ubārī's zajal on ... 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


An Uncommon Use of Nonsense Verse in Colloquial Arabic

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/9780748640867.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses M. Urbain Bouriant's collection. All but six of the thirty-four pieces in this collection follow the most common pattern for the zajal: first, an introductory couplet setting ... More


Towards a Comparative Approach to Arabic Literature

Abdul-Nabi Isstaif

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter calls for a study of Arabic literature from a comparative perspective, arguing that a comparative approach will help to undermine self-centricism and thus allow a more humanist ... More


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