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Arab folklore : a handbook

Author: Dwight Fletcher Reynolds
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Series: Greenwood folklore handbooks.
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Part of a series, this volume serves as an introductory survey to Arab folklore. It also provides: definitions and classifications of Arab folklore; examples and texts; review of scholarship and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, Dwight Fletcher, 1956-
Arab folklore.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
(OCoLC)605968864
Online version:
Reynolds, Dwight Fletcher, 1956-
Arab folklore.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608471998
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dwight Fletcher Reynolds
ISBN: 9780313333118 0313333114
OCLC Number: 148636065
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction : Who are the Arabs? --
A brief history--
Religion in ancient Arabia --
The advent of Islam --
The Arabization of the Middle East --
Geography --
Colonialism and its aftermath --
Pronunciation guide --
Further readings on Arab culture and history --
2. Definitions and classifications --
3. Examples and texts --
Verbal arts --
Oral poetry --
The history of Arabic oral poetry --
Oral poetry in tribal contexts --
Yemen : the practice of poetry in everyday life --
Egypt : poetry and honor among Bedouin women --
Jordan and Saudi Arabia : poetry as oral history --
Rural and urban traditions of oral poetry --
Egypt : proverbial wisdom in intricate rhymes --
Algeria : love and romance in women's poetry --
Oral epic poetry : the epic of the Banī Hilāl --
Popular ballads of Egypt : tales of honor, murder, love, and scandal --
Muslim and Christian religious ballads of Egypt --
Arabic folk narrative --
The Thousand and One Nights --
Folk narratives from oral traditions --
Palestine : female heroines in women's folktales --
Morocco : Jewish Arab tales --
Syria : Christian and Muslim tales from Aleppo --
Tunisia : oral history, personal narrative, and legend --
Egypt : personal narratives in context. Conversational genres : proverbs, riddles, jokes, and curses --
Proverbs from the Bedouin of the Negev and Sinai Deserts --
Maternal relatives --
Hospitality --
Proverbs from a Druze village in Lebanon --
Riddles from the United Arab Emirates --
Jokes : pan-Middle Eastern versus regional --
Juhā, Gohā, and Nasruddīn : a pan-Middle Eastern joke tradition --
Political jokes in modern Egypt --
Curses and insults from Iraq --
Forms of address in Egyptian colloquial Arabic --
Greetings and salutations : the fine art of saying hello --
Musical arts --
Introduction to Arab music : four basic concepts --
Folk musical instruments of the Arab world --
Chordophones (string instruments) --
Lutes --
Fiddles --
Lyres --
Aerophones (wind instruments) --
Flutes --
Oboes --
Double clarinets --
Membranophones and idiophones (percussion instruments) --
Drums --
Tambourines --
Port Said, Egypt : the birth of a folk music tradition --
Oman : crossroads of cultures --
Musical song and dance genres of Oman : an overview --
Two genres in detail : the Razha and the Lēwa --
Sufi ritual and religious chant --
Arabic lullabies from Tunisia, Kuwait, Yemen, and Iraq. Material arts --
Vernacular architecture : Arab houses and domestic space --
Skyscrapers of brick and stone in Sanʻa (Yemen) --
Reed homes and guesthouses among the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq --
Pilgrimage paintings from Egypt --
Stages of the pilgrimage --
The Haji paintings --
Scents, flavors, and textures : women's arts of the United Arab Emirates --
Customs and traditions --
A unique Ramadān tradition : the "brides" of al-Bakātūsh --
Zār rituals from northern Sudan --
Marriage and metaphor : an Egyptian village wedding song --
Saints, shrines, and pilgrimages : shared religious practices --
Further readings on Arabic oral poetry --
Further readings about Arabic folk narratives --
Further readings on Arabic proverbs --
Further readings on conversational genres --
Further readings on Arab folk music --
Further readings on Arab material folk arts --
Further readings on Arab folk customs and traditions --
4. Scholarship and approaches --
The historical-geographic method --
Structuralism --
Functionalism --
Folklore in context --
Performance studies --
Oral composition in performance --
Contemporary approaches --
5. Contexts --
Orality in early Arab culture --
From oral to written : folklore in medieval Arabic literature --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Web resources --
Index.
Series Title: Greenwood folklore handbooks.
Responsibility: Dwight F. Reynolds.
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