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The raven and the falcon : youth versus old age in medieval Arabic literature, by Hasan Shuraydi

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The raven and the falcon : youth versus old age in medieval Arabic literature
Title
The raven and the falcon
Title remainder
youth versus old age in medieval Arabic literature
Statement of responsibility
by Hasan Shuraydi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book fills a long-standing gap in Arabic-Islamic studies. Hasan Shuraydi presents an in-depth survey of relevant themes that concern youth and old age in Medieval Arabic literature in an informative and entertaining style intended for specialists and non-specialists
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Cataloging source
NLGGC
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Shuraydi, Hasan
Dewey number
  • 892.7/090034
  • 892.7090034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ7519.O43 S58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Islamic History and Civilization
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arabic literature
  • Arabic literature
  • Old age in literature
  • Aging in literature
  • Youth in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Aging in literature
  • Arabic literature
  • Old age in literature
  • Youth in literature
Label
The raven and the falcon : youth versus old age in medieval Arabic literature, by Hasan Shuraydi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1 Arab vs. Western Tradition; 2 Scope; 3 Sources; Chapter 1 Toward a Definition of the Ages of Man; 1 Medical Authors; 2 Non-Medical Authors; 3 A Sample of Longevity; Chapter 2 The Age of Beauty; 1 Color; 2 Youth = Spring; 3 Beauty; 4 Health and Vigor; 5 al-Dahr (Time, Fate); 6 Reflections by a Nonagenarian Warrior on His Old Age; Chapter 3 Youthful Pleasures and Repentance; 1 Pre-Islamic Pleasures; 2 What is Pleasure?; 3 Hịjāzī and Umayyad Pleasure; a Two Amatory Poets; b Singers; 4 ʻAbbāsid Joie de Vivre; a Singing Slave Girls
  • B Two Amatory Poetsc Pederasty; 5 Repentance; Chapter 4 Lament for Lost Youth; 1 Death of Youth; 2 Reminiscences; 3 The Ride of Abū Nuwās; 4 Lamentable Changes; Chapter 5 Intellectual Pursuits; 1 Inexperience vs. Experience; 2 Ignorance vs. Wisdom; 3 Ambition; 4 Quest for Knowledge; 5 Education; 6 Instructions for Tutors; Chapter 6 Code of Conduct; 1 Folly and Intoxication; 2 Promised Recompenses for Behavior; 3 Honoring Age; 4 Recalcitrance (ʻuqūq); Chapter 7 Marriage and Sexuality; 1 Fasting: An Alternative to Marriage; 2 The Dowry; 3 Onanism; 4 Self-Castration and the Sexual Urge
  • 5 Criteria for Choosing a Wife6 The Cult of Virginity; 7 Remarriage; 8 Disparity in Age: Old Husband-Young Wife; 9 Celibate Scholars; Chapter 8 Religio-Political Leadership and the Promise of Paradise; 1 Leadership; 2 Combat; 3 Wish for Martyrdom; 4 Paradise: A Bargaining Chip; 5 Jihad vs. Filial Piety; 6 Bulūgh (Majority, Puberty); Chapter 9 Rejuvenation and Paradisiacal Youth; 1 Rejuvenation; 2 Camouflaging Age: Hair Dyeing; 3 al-Khadịr-Drinking the Water of Life; 4 Paradisiacal Youth; Concluding Remarks; Appendix A Rhetorical Devices; Appendix B Monographs Apparently Lost; Bibliography
Control code
892338558
Extent
1 online resource (Electronic resource (xii, 426 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004271609
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892338558
Label
The raven and the falcon : youth versus old age in medieval Arabic literature, by Hasan Shuraydi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1 Arab vs. Western Tradition; 2 Scope; 3 Sources; Chapter 1 Toward a Definition of the Ages of Man; 1 Medical Authors; 2 Non-Medical Authors; 3 A Sample of Longevity; Chapter 2 The Age of Beauty; 1 Color; 2 Youth = Spring; 3 Beauty; 4 Health and Vigor; 5 al-Dahr (Time, Fate); 6 Reflections by a Nonagenarian Warrior on His Old Age; Chapter 3 Youthful Pleasures and Repentance; 1 Pre-Islamic Pleasures; 2 What is Pleasure?; 3 Hịjāzī and Umayyad Pleasure; a Two Amatory Poets; b Singers; 4 ʻAbbāsid Joie de Vivre; a Singing Slave Girls
  • B Two Amatory Poetsc Pederasty; 5 Repentance; Chapter 4 Lament for Lost Youth; 1 Death of Youth; 2 Reminiscences; 3 The Ride of Abū Nuwās; 4 Lamentable Changes; Chapter 5 Intellectual Pursuits; 1 Inexperience vs. Experience; 2 Ignorance vs. Wisdom; 3 Ambition; 4 Quest for Knowledge; 5 Education; 6 Instructions for Tutors; Chapter 6 Code of Conduct; 1 Folly and Intoxication; 2 Promised Recompenses for Behavior; 3 Honoring Age; 4 Recalcitrance (ʻuqūq); Chapter 7 Marriage and Sexuality; 1 Fasting: An Alternative to Marriage; 2 The Dowry; 3 Onanism; 4 Self-Castration and the Sexual Urge
  • 5 Criteria for Choosing a Wife6 The Cult of Virginity; 7 Remarriage; 8 Disparity in Age: Old Husband-Young Wife; 9 Celibate Scholars; Chapter 8 Religio-Political Leadership and the Promise of Paradise; 1 Leadership; 2 Combat; 3 Wish for Martyrdom; 4 Paradise: A Bargaining Chip; 5 Jihad vs. Filial Piety; 6 Bulūgh (Majority, Puberty); Chapter 9 Rejuvenation and Paradisiacal Youth; 1 Rejuvenation; 2 Camouflaging Age: Hair Dyeing; 3 al-Khadịr-Drinking the Water of Life; 4 Paradisiacal Youth; Concluding Remarks; Appendix A Rhetorical Devices; Appendix B Monographs Apparently Lost; Bibliography
Control code
892338558
Extent
1 online resource (Electronic resource (xii, 426 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004271609
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892338558

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