Historical Tales & Anecdotes of the Time of the Early Khalifahs – Muhammad Diyab al-Atlidi (1873) (1st ed)

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Historical Tales & Anecdotes of the Time of the Early Khalifahs – Muhammad Diyab al-Atlidi (1873) (1st ed)

S$180.00

A collection of Arabian tales, mostly about the early Islamic period.

Title: Ilam-en-Nas: Historical Tales and Anecdotes of the Time of the Early Khalifahs

Author: Muhammad Diyab al-Atlidi (not credited in book), Mrs. Godfrey Clark (trans)

Publisher: Henry S. King, London, 1873. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, fair. Some fraying to top of spine, noticeable wear but pages clean and intact. With a foldout Geneaological Tree of the Prophet and of the Rashidin, Omeyyan, and Abbaside Khalifahs. 293pp., app 7.5″ by 5″. Scarce.

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Description

A collection of Islamic and pre-Islamic tales by 17th century writer Muhammad Diyab al-Atlidi, meant to serve as moral lessons, translated for the first time into English in this edition.

Contents include:

Anecdote of Omar’s Justice
The young Bedawy who fulfilled his Promise
The Dispute concerning the Superiority of the Kuraish and the Yemenites
The Marriage of Queen Balkis with King Solomon son of David
The sad tale of the Lovers who died of Love
Another pitiful Tale of Love
Another sad Love-Story
The Story of the Young Man who was deemed Mad
The History of the Slave-girl Zhalfa
The Bedawy who taught the Khalifa Manners
The Beginning of the Abasside Dynasty
Abd-Allah-ibn-Marwan’s Adventure with the King of Nubia