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Eloquent and forceful, Ibn Qutaybah’s The Excellence of the Arabs addresses a central question at a time of great social flux: what did it mean to be Arab at the dawn of classical Muslim civilization?
Collecting 635 recipes, the 13th-century Syrian cookbook Scents and Flavors invites us to savor an inventive cuisine that elevates simple ingredients with sundry aromas and essences.Go To Books
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Looking for Fall reads? The National recommends A Hundred and One Nights—the less-renowned, purportedly older, sibling of A Thousand and One Nights—which features an almost entirely different set of stories, each one more thrilling, amusing, and disturbing than the last:
“[A]ccessibility is central to Fudge’s translation of A Hundred and One Nights into English as well as his new edition of the original Arabic text. With its concise collection of 18 tales, most of which are new to us, and clearer, more convincing narratives, A Hundred and One Nights has every chance of success.”
Don’t miss our new English-only paperbacks!
Check out what’s happening with the Library of Arabic Literature’s paperback series, featuring English-only translations of some of our most popular titles with stunningly redesigned covers.
This year we’re launching: Accounts of China and India and Mission to the Volga, both available for pre-order now! And, in case you missed them, check out The Treasury of Virtues and The Life of Ibn Hanbal, published last October.
1st prize, 2 years in a row!
We are proud to announce that this year’s first prize for the
went to Michael Cooperson for his translation of Ibn al-Jawzi’s
Geert Jan van Gelder and Gregor Schoeler took the same prize home in 2015 for Abū l-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī’s The Epistle of Forgiveness.
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Click here to download a free 10-page e-book sample of a LAL title: One Hundred Proverbs, attributed to al-Jāhiz.