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Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad: The Observations and Tales of a Mesopotamian Judge

ʻAbū al-Muḥassin ibn ʻAlī Tanūkhī ; translated by David Samuel Margoliouth ; introduction by Robert Irwin
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York : B I.B. Tauris, 2018.
Edition
New edition
Language
English
Arabic (translated from)
Uniform Title
Nishwār Al-Muḥāḍarah Wa-Akhbār Al-Mudhākarah English
Variant Title
Observations and tales of a Mesopotamian judge
ISBN
9781784531201, 1784531200
Summary
"Stories of court life, money, torture, swindles, sex, dreams and disease, combine the comic with the sinister and bizarre. Always entertaining, and told with wit and eloquence, the result is a wonderful first-person account of everyday life in medieval Baghdad and its surroundings. This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare"--
Contents
  • Volume 1. Observations and tales of a Mesopotamian judge
  • volume 2. More observations and tales of a Mesopotamian judge.
Description
2 volumes ; 24 cm
Notes
  • "Volume I first published in 1922 by the Royal Asiatic Society as The Table Talk of a Mesopotamian judge"--volume 1, title page verso.
  • "Volume II translations ... first published in Islamic Culture, 1929-1932"---volume 2, title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references (volume 1, page xxiii).
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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