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Arab society in the time of The thousand and one nights

Author: Edward William Lane; Stanley Lane-Poole
Publisher: Mineola, NY : Dover Publications, 2004.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward William Lane; Stanley Lane-Poole
ISBN: 0486433706 9780486433707
OCLC Number: 53900540
Notes: Originally published: Arabian society in the Middle Ages. London : Chatto and Windus, 1883.
Description: xvi, 283 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Religion --
Articles of Faith --
Predestination --
Ritual and Moral Laws: prayer, almsgiving, fasting, pilgrimage, etc. --
Civil Laws: marriage, divorce, inheritance, manumission --
Criminal Laws: murder, retaliation, theft, etc. --
Religious Festivals --
Demonology --
Angels and Jinn (Genii) --
Various kinds of Jinn --
Preadamite Jinn --
History of Iblees --
Long life of the Jinn and manner of death; assumed shapes --
A Jinneeyeh wife --
Spirits of the whirlwind and waterspout --
Abodes of the Jinn --
Solomon's power over them --
Ghools and other inferior orders --
Saints --
Welees and their Kutbs --
El-Khidr and Elias --
Miracles --
Influence --
Self-denial and asceticism --
Two authentic saints --
General habits --
A historical saint --
Pilgrimage to the tombs --
Annual festivals --
A Zikr performed by Darweeshes --
A Khatmeh --
Religious murder --
Magic --
Spiritual magic, divine or satanic --
Babel --
Haroot and Maroot --
Enchantment --
Divination --
Astrology --
Geomancy --
Auguration --
Chiromancy --
Omens --
Dreams --
A dream of the Great Plague, 1835 --
Lucky and unlucky days --
Natural magic --
Alchymy --
Themagician Sadoomeh and his miracles --
Cosmography --
The seven Heavens --
Paradise --
Form and divisions of the earth --
The Sea of Darkness --
Fountain of Life --
Mountains of Kaf --
The lower earths --
What the earth stands on --
The stages of Hell --
Literature --
The Heroic Age --
'Okadh --
The Kur-an --
The Middle Age --
Corrupt dialects --
'Abd-el-Melik --
Haroon Er-Rasheed and Abu-l'Atahiyeh --
The Barmekees --
Dresses of honour --
Two items in Haroon's account book --
Rewards to poets --
Hammad's good fortune --
Reception of Greek ambassadors by a Khaleefeh --
A niggardly king outwitted --
The decline of Arabian literature --
Letters --
The language of flowers, and emblematical conversation --
Secret signs --
El-Mutanebbee's warning --
The language of birds and beasts --
Feasting and Merrymaking --
Muslim meals and mode of eating --
Principal dishes --
A typical feast --
Public dinners --
Clean and unclean meats --
Drinks --
Hospitality --
Bread and salt --
A thief thwarted --
An Arabian room --
A hall or saloon --
The use of wine --
Date wine, etc. --
Prevalence of the habit of drinking wine in the present day and in history --
A bout interrupted --
Moderate drinking --
Effects of wine --
'Abd-el-Melik and his slave --
Preparations for a banquet --
Fruits --
A rose-lover --
Favourite flowers --
Music --
Ibraheem El-Mosilee and Haroon Er-Rasheed --
Ishak El-Mosilee --
Mukharik --
Performers --
Unveiled women singers --
Arab music --
Lyric songs --
Other amusements --
The Bath --
Hunting and hawking --
Childhood and Education --
Ceremonies at birth, and on the seventh day --
Giving the name --
Sacrifice --
Shaving the head --
Suckling --
Care of children --
Evil eye --
Respect for parents --
The future state of children who die young --
Early education of the father --
Circumcision --
Schools and teaching --
Private tuition --
Education of girls --
Arab character --
Women --
Love among Arabs --
Three tales of true love --
Umm-'Amr --
The ideal of beauty --
Coiffure --
Gait --
Woman's counsel --
Marriage and divorce --
Laws and general habits --
Choice of a wife --
Prohibited degrees --
Cousins preferred --
Ages --
A wife's qualifications --
Dowry --
Marriage contract --
Festivities and ceremonies of marriage --
Wedding horoscopes --
Employment of the hareem --
Polygamy and the Muslim social system in general --
Affection between wives --
Slavery --
Conditions, rights, and disabilities of slaves --
Emancipation --
White slaves --
Treatment --
The Prophet's injunctions --
'Othman's compunction --
Jaafar's wife --
Ceremonies of death --
Last duties --
Washing --
Grave-clothes --
Funeral --
Sacrifice --
Biers --
The tomb --
Preparing for the examining angels --
Visits to the grave --
State of the soul between death and the resurrection --
The Well of Barahoot.
Responsibility: by Edwin William Lane ; edited by Stanley Lane-Poole.
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