Arabian Society in the Middle Ages: Studies from the Thousand and One Nights

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Routledge, 1987 - Social Science - 283 pages
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Contents

CHAPTER I RELIGION
1
CHAPTER II DEMONOLOGY
25
CHAPTER III SAINTS
47
CHAPTER IV MAGIC
80
CHAPTER V COSMOGRAPHY
97
CHAPTER VI LITERATURE
109
CHAPTER VII FEASTING AND MERRYMAKING
135
CHAPTER VIII CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION
186
CHAPTER IX WOMEN
207
CHAPTER X SLAVERY
250
CHAPTER XI CEREMONIES OF DEATH
258
INDEX
267
AUTHORS AND WORKS REFERRED TO
281
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Edward William Lane (1801-76), a name known to almost everyone in all the many fields of Middle East studies, was the author of a number of highly influential works: An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (1836), his translation of The Thousand and One Nights (1839-41), Selections from the Kur-an (1843), and the Arabic-English Lexicon (1863-93). In 2000, his long-forgotten manuscript Description of Egypt was published for the first time by the AUC Press.

C. E. Bosworth is former Professor of Arabic at the University of Manchester.

Surname is hyphenated in modern bibliographies, though not in this book.

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