1st Edition

Stories from One Thousand and One Nights
For Intermediate and Advanced Students of Arabic

ISBN 9781138948228
Published October 18, 2018 by Routledge
234 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

Specially designed for students of Arabic, this textbook presents a selection of authentic Arabian Night stories in simplified language providing learners of Modern Standard Arabic access to this classic of Arabic literature. Each story is fully supported by a range of comprehension, vocabulary-building, grammar reinforcement activities and exercises as well as an audio version of the story, which can be accessed at www.routledge.com/9781138948228. Ideal for class-use or self-study, students will enhance their reading, listening, and writing skills while developing the ability to analyze literary texts, reason critically, and broaden their understanding and appreciation of different layers of Arab culture.

Table of Contents

The Story of King Shahryar and His Brother Shah Zaman  The Story of the Merchant and the Jinni  The Story of the Fisherman and the Jinni  The Tale of the Man and the Dish of Gold (and the Dog)  The Story of the Ruined Man from Baghdad (The Man Who Became Rich Through a Dream)  The First Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman   The First Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman  The Young Girl and the Apples and the Slave Rihan (The tale of the Three Apples)  The Story of Two Lovers of the Bani Uthra  The Story of Khalid Bin ‘Abdullah al-Qasri and the False Robber (The Lover Who Feigned Himself A Thief)  The Story of the Boy From Baghdad and the Slave-girl   The Story of the A‘rabi and His Loyal Wife  The Story of Yahya Bin Khalid (Yahya Bin Khalid the Barmecide with Mansour)  Al-Malik al-Nasir and the Three Governors (Al-Malik al-Nasir and the Three Chiefs of Police)  The Story of the Sad Man (The Man who Never Laughed During the Rest of His Days)  The Story of Ibrahim and Jamilah   The Story of Khusro and Shirin and the Fisherman  The Story of the Sharper and the Governor of Alexandria (The Sharper of Alexandria and the Chief of Police)

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Ghada Bualuan is Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Program of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Notre Dame.