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Al-Maqrīzī's Al-Ḫabar 'An Al-Bašar: Volume V, Sections 1-2 the Arab Thieves [electronic resource]

critical edition, annotated translation and study by Peter Webb
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Language
In English and Arabic
Uniform Title
Khabar ʻan Al-Bashar Fī Ansāb Al-ʻArab Wa-Nasab Sayyid Al-Bashar English
Variant Title
Arab thieves
Series
Bibliotheca Maqriziana
Maqrīzī, Aḥmad Ibn ʻAlī 1364-1442 Works
ISBN
9789004386952, 9004386955, 9789004386945
Summary
"In The Arab Thieves, Peter Webb critically explores the classic tales of pre-Islamic Arabian outlaws in Arabic literature. A group of Arabian camel-rustlers became celebrated figures in Muslim memories of pre-Islam, and much poetry ascribed to them and stories about their escapades grew into an outlaw tradition cited across Arabic literature. The ninth/fifteenth-century Egyptian historian al-Maqrizi arranged biographies of ten outlaws into a chapter on 'Arab Thieves' in his wide-ranging history of the world before Muhammad. This volume presents the first critical edition of al-Maqrizi's text with a fully annotated English translation, alongside a detailed study that interrogates the outlaw lore to uncover the ways in which Arabic writers constructed outlaw identities and how al-Maqrizi used the tales to communicate his vision of pre-Islam. Via an exhaustive survey of early Arabic sources about the outlaws and comparative readings with outlaw traditions in other world literatures, The Arab Thieves reveals how Arabic literature crafted lurid narratives about criminality and employed them to tell ancient Arab history"--
Contents
  • Outlaw literature
  • "Arab thieves" : establishing a category
  • Thieves and Arab history
  • Contemporary outlaws : criminality in al-Maqrizi's own world
  • Al-Maqrizi's manuscript : its conceptual, narrative and physical structure
  • The sources
  • Concluding remarks
  • The holograph
  • The translation
  • The Arabs' religions before Islam
  • The Arab hussies
  • The Arab thieves
  • 'Amr of the dog
  • Ta'abbata Sarran
  • Al-Sanfara
  • Al-Sulayk b. al-Sulakah al-Sa'di
  • Al-Muntasir
  • Awfa b. Matar al-Mazini
  • 'Amr b. Barraqah
  • Al-Uhaymir
  • Nizam
  • Yazid.
Description
1 online resource.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Bibliotheca Maqriziana, 2211-6737 ; volume 6
Maqrīzī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī, 1364-1442. Works. Selections (2014). 2211-6737 ; volume 6
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