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The thirsty sword : Sīrat ʻAntar and the Arabic popular epic

Author: Peter Heath
Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the popular epic of Arabic storytelling by focusing on a particular example, The Life Story of 'Antar, purporting to recount the life of the famous pre-Islamic Arab poet and warrior.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Legends
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heath, Peter, 1949-
Thirsty sword.
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)606000376
Named Person: ʻAntarah ibn Shaddād; ʻAntarah ibn Shaddād; ʿAntara Ibn-Šaddād; ʻAntara Ibn-Šaddād.; ʻAntarah ibn Shaddād
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Heath
ISBN: 0874805155 9780874805154
OCLC Number: 34658924
Description: xx, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Modern "Discovery" of Sirat Antar --
2. The History of Antara, Antar, and Sirat Antar --
3. The Narration of Sirat Antar --
4. Literary Context and Literary History --
5. The Heroic Cycle --
6. Use of the Heroic Cycle: Compositional Principles --
7. Compositional Models and Description --
8. Compositional Models and Narrative Generation: The Battle Scene --
9. The Uses of History --
10. Directions for Future Research --
App. I. A Summary of Sirat Antar --
App. II. Sirat Antar in Manuscript and Print --
App. III. Introduction to the Topkapi Manuscript (no. 1145) --
App. IV. Lion Descriptions --
App. V. The Lion Fight Scene.
Responsibility: Peter Heath.

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