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Brains Confounded by the Ode of Abu Shaduf Expounded, a satirical look at the poetry of rural Ottoman-era Egypt, features a new foreword by the award-winning novelist Youssef Rakha. The second volume also includes Risible Rhymes. “Lucid and imaginative…the translation is thankfully reliable and delightfully readable…a remarkable achievement in many ways” (Journal of the American Oriental Society).
The Sword of Ambition opens a window onto interreligious rivalry in medieval Egypt and reminds us that “religious” conflict must always be considered in its broader historical perspective.See all our English-only paperbacks