Item description for Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia: The Story of a Desert Knight : The Legend of Slewih Al-Atawi and Other Utaybah Heroes (Studies in Ar) by P. M. Kupershoek & P. Marcel Kurpershoek...
The Story of a Desert Knight is the second volume of a trilogy entitled Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia. It is devoted to the narratives told about and the poems composed by wlewih al-bAtawi and his brother Bxit, both famous desert knights in the middle and second half of the nineteenth century. The principal source of this book is wlewih's great-grandson Xalid, a sheikh of the bUtaybah tribe. The introduction discusses inter alia the general characteristics of Bedouin oral culture, the linguistic, prosodic and stylistic features of the text, and Xalid's use of his ancestors' oral legacy in order to enhance his position in the tribal hierarchy of prestige. In addition to the translation of the oral text this volume offers a complete transcription, based on taped records and including variants found in published Saudi sources, and a substantial glossary.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.4" Weight: 2.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1995
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004101020 ISBN13 9789004101029
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