The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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The tales of the Arabian Nights have long been the focus of scholarly research and critique, but no English language work has ever attempted an all-embracing treatment of them. The fruit of years of research, The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference work introducing both the Arabian Nights and the context of their genesis and aftermath in Near Eastern, European, and world culture.

Editors Ulrich Marzolph, one of the world's foremost scholars of Near Eastern narrative culture, and Richard van Leeuwen, a prominent scholar of the Arabian Nights, present detailed, authoritative, and up-to-date research on virtually all aspects of the tales, including major protagonists, themes, important translations, textual history, adaptations, reworkings, works inspired by the Arabian Nights, and aspects of literary theory, and provide extensive bibliographies for each tale. In addition to the 800+ encyclopedic entries and numerous essays, the work introduces research that has not previously been published, making it an invaluable resource to scholars, educators, students, and the general public, as well as an essential addition to the core collection of academic and public libraries.


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Introductory Essays
The Phenomenon of the Arabian Nights
The World of the Arabian Nights
Appendix 1 Concordance of Quoted Texts
Appendix 2 Closely Corresponding Stories Quoted in the Arabian Nights Encyclopedia
Appendix 3 Concordance for Quotations of Chauvin 18921922
Appendix 4 International TaleTypes Corresponding to the System of The Types of the Folktale
Appendix 5 Narrative Motifs According to Stith Thompsons MotifIndex
Appendix 6 Concordance for Quotations from Arabia ridens
About the Authors

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Ulrich Marzolph, PhD, is professor of Islamic studies at the Georg-August University, GŲttingen, Germany, and a senior member of the editorial committee of the Enzyklopšdie des Mšrchens.

Richard van Leeuwen, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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