The thirsty sword : Sīrat ʻAntar and the Arabic popular epic / Peter Heath.

Author
Heath, Peter, 1949-2014 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
  • Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1996.
  • ©1996
Description
1 online resource (xx, 324 pages) : illustrations

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Summary note
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.
Notes
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-314) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • A Note on Transliteration and Dates
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Modern Discove y of
  • The History of Antara, Antar,
  • The Narration of
  • Literary Context and Literary History
  • The Heroic Cycle
  • of the Heroic Cycle: Compositional Principles
  • Compositional Models and Description
  • Compositional Models and Narrative Generation: The Battle Scene
  • The Uses of History
  • Di ections for Fu ther Research
  • A Summary of
  • in Manuscript
  • and Print
  • Introduction to the Topkap· Manuscript ( no. 1145)
  • Lion Descriptions
  • The Lion Fight Scene
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
ISBN
  • 1-60781-814-0
  • 0-585-13273-9
OCLC
  • 614709410
  • 929519087
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