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The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition'An Annotated Translation by Nu'aym b. Hammad al-Marwazi

The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition': An Annotated Translation by Nu'aym b. Hammad al-Marwazi

Nu'aym b. Hammad al-Marwazi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474424103
eISBN:
9781474435659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424103.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

“The Book of Tribulations by Nu`aym b. Hammad al-Marwazi (d. 844) is the earliest Muslim apocalyptic work to come down to us. Its contents focus upon the cataclysmic events to happen before the end ... More

Greek Tragedy and Modernist PerformanceHellenism as Theatricality

Greek Tragedy and Modernist Performance: Hellenism as Theatricality

Olga Taxidou

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474415569
eISBN:
9781399501842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415569.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores how encounters between modernist theatre makers and Greek tragedy were constitutive in modernist experiments in performance. It analyses the experiments of Isadora Duncan, Edward ... More

Hikayat Abi al-QasimA Literary Banquet

Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Emily Selove

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

ḤikāyatAbī al-Qāsim, probably written in the 11th century by the otherwise unknown al-Azdi, tells the story of a gate-crasher from Baghdad named Abu l-Qasim, who shows up uninvited at a party in ... More

Reading Literature HistoricallyDrama and Poetry from Chaucer to the Reformation

Reading Literature Historically: Drama and Poetry from Chaucer to the Reformation

Greg Walker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748681013
eISBN:
9780748684434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores both the value and the potential pitfalls of reading the literature and drama of the period from the 1380s to the Reformation ‘historically’, that is, in dialogue with historical ... More

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