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Review of Abū 'Uthmān ibn Bahr al-Jāhiz, The Book of Misers, trans. R. B. Serjeant

Dagmar A. Riedel

Title:
Review of Abū 'Uthmān ibn Bahr al-Jāhiz, The Book of Misers, trans. R. B. Serjeant
Author(s):
Riedel, Dagmar A.
Date:
Type:
Reviews
Department:
Center for Iranian Studies
Volume:
78
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Book/Journal Title:
Islam
Abstract:
Until the publication of this translation there had been no English translation available. The British Arabist R. B. Serjeant (1915-1993) began his enterprise of a Buha-Zä'-translation, because al-Gahiz' text provides for the non-Arab "an introduction to how an Arab conducts himself, the proprieties, table manners etc. The sort of food they eat and their delight in the Arabic language" (p. xxvi). Consequently, Serjeant decided to write an annotated translation for "a Western reader, unacquainted with Arabic" (ibid.).
Subject(s):
Islamic culture
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/islm.2001.78.1.164
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