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Burton's first ten volumes—which he called The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night —were published in His Supplemental Nights were published between and as six volumes. Later pirate copies split the very large third volume into two volumes. The material in the first two of the six supplemental volumes are the Arabic tales originally included in the John Payne translation. They are mostly taken from the Breslau edition and the Calcutta fragment.
It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English language edition , which rendered the title as The Arabian Nights' Entertainment. The work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Mesopotamian, Indian, and Egyptian folklore and literature.
In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazar Afsan which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.
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What must we have read, seen or heard to claim to know the Nights? The oldest and most comprehensive Arabic manuscript? The Bulaq or Mahdi edition? Materials related to the Nights continue to emerge from many arts, countries, periods, disciplines, and languages, and their scope continues to widen, making the Nights a universal work from all points of view. It can be argued, by analogy, that the arrival of the Thousand and One Nights in the Arabic-speaking world in the mid-8th century had a similar effect on Arabic literature of the period, and that of following centuries. The simultaneous transformations of the Thousand and One Nights and their environment often introduce new forms of interaction and promote the creation of new cultural objects and new research perspectives. Another remarkable transformation relates to contemporary society, namely the birth of several scientific disciplines, the revival of research tools, and the richness of interdisciplinary approaches such as sociology, history, anthropology, psychoanalysis and political philosophy, which have adopted the Nights as a reference corpus.
Here, we encounter tales of epic warriors, buried treasure, disappearing brides, cannibal demon-women, fatal shipwrecks, and clever ruses, where human strength and ingenuity play out against a backdrop of inexorable, inscrutable fate. Distinctly rooted in Arabic literary culture and the Islamic tradition, these tales draw on motifs and story elements that circulated across cultures, including Indian and Chinese antecedents, and features a frame story possibly older than its more famous sibling. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
This paper aims to find traces of orality and techniques of memory in some versions of The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night. It stems, thus, from some reflections on the techniques of memory used by the Arab culture that were inherited from the Greek art of memory. These traces are analyzed under three perspectives: as sortilege in the manner of Mnemosyne , as a way to imprint rhythm and cadency on the tales, and as the architecture of memory. The stories from The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night 1 henceforth The Book were told by men in charge of amusing insomnious kings by telling them stories during the night even before the first manuscript was carefully drawn by some copyist from the Orient. The Catalog Kitab al-fihrist , an index of Arabic literary works collected by Ibn al-Nadim, refers to the Nights as a lost book entitled Hasar Afsanah. According to Ibn al-Nadim, who called those narrators confabulatores nocturne , although Alexander of Macedon was the first to gather around him men who were in charge of telling him stories, the emperors who succeeded him also made use of the Hazar Afsana BORGES, If this hypothesis cannot be confirmed, it can at least be demonstrated in the book, in which Queen Scheherazade would tell a king who is tormented by the fear of losing his throne or of being betrayed by women stories during the night.
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By Hanan al-Shaykh. I heard that a girl in my class had Alf layla wa layla , and I hurried with her to peer at a few volumes in a glass cabinet, next to a carved tusk of an elephant. The volumes were leather-bound, their title engraved in gold. I asked my friend if I might touch one, but she said that her father always locked the cabinet and kept the key in his pocket, because he said he feared that if anyone finished the stories they would drop dead. As the years passed, my obsession with Alf layla wa layla faded. I wanted desperately to escape the world it evoked. But Shahrazad found her way to me.
It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English language edition , which rendered the title as The Arabian Nights' Entertainment. The work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Mesopotamian, Indian, and Egyptian folklore and literature. In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazar Afsan which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.
The spelling "Scheherazade" first appeared in English-language texts in , borrowed from German usage. The story goes that the monarch Shahryar , on discovering that his first wife was unfaithful to him, resolved to marry a new virgin every day and have her beheaded the next morning before she could dishonour him. Eventually the vizier could find no more virgins of noble blood and offers his own daughter, Scheherazade, as the king's next bride.
Its tales of Aladdin , Ali Baba , and Sindbad the Sailor have almost become part of Western folklore , though these were added to the collection only in the 18th century in European adaptations. As in much medieval European literature, the stories— fairy tales , romances , legends , fables , parables , anecdotes , and exotic or realistic adventures—are set within a frame story.
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