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The Resource Folktales of Egypt, collected, translated, and edited, with Middle Eastern and African parallels, by Hasan M. El-Shamy ; foreword by Richard M. Dorson

Folktales of Egypt, collected, translated, and edited, with Middle Eastern and African parallels, by Hasan M. El-Shamy ; foreword by Richard M. Dorson

Label
Folktales of Egypt
Title
Folktales of Egypt
Statement of responsibility
collected, translated, and edited, with Middle Eastern and African parallels, by Hasan M. El-Shamy ; foreword by Richard M. Dorson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • und
  • eng
Summary
Tales, myths, legends, and modern humorous stories and jokes from Egypt are presented with explanation of their cultural context and discussion of their meaning
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
El-Shamy, Hasan M.
Dewey number
  • 398.2/1/0962
  • 398.20962
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Folktales of the world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • Egypt
  • Volksverhalen
  • Contes égyptiens
Label
Folktales of Egypt, collected, translated, and edited, with Middle Eastern and African parallels, by Hasan M. El-Shamy ; foreword by Richard M. Dorson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fantasy tales. The trip to 'Wag-el-Wag' -- The black crow and the white cheese -- The one sesame seed -- The magic filly -- The grateful fish -- The maghrabi's apprentice -- The royal candlestick -- Louliyya, daughter of Morgan -- The promises of the three sisters
  • Realistic and philosophical tales. The liver of the wise and the liver of the foolish -- The man who put his mother over his shoulder and rode his father -- "It serves me right!" -- "I've seen [it] with my own eyes; nobody told me!" -- The noble and the vile -- Sultan Hasan -- Which Muhammad?
  • Tales based on religious themes. The contract with Azrael -- When Azrael laughed, cried, and felt fear -- The man who didn't perform his prayers -- The beast that took a wife -- The three robbers and el-Khidr -- The killer of ninety-nine
  • Etiological belief narratives. How el-Khidr gained immortality -- Why the Turks were called "Tùrk" -- Why the Copts were called "blue bone" -- Why there is a "saint the forty" in every town -- "Blow for blow" -- Why the kite always attacks the crow
  • Axes, saints, and culture heroes. The supreme saints cycle. When the arch-saints exchanged jobs ; An arch-saint's attempt to punish sinners -- "Imamu" 'Aali's narrative cycle. "Imamu" 'Aali and 'Aantar ; The twelfth month ; The betrayal -- "Mari" Girgis's belief legend cycle. Mari Girgis and the beast ; The golden signature -- Other saints and miraculous deeds. Letter to the "justice of legislation" ; Sidi 'Aabdul-Rahman ; The grave that wouldn't dig ; The mountain that moved
  • Local belief legends and personal memorates. The thigh of the duck -- The possessed husband and his zar -- The only murder in Girshah -- The changeling -- El-Muzayyara -- The stone in bed -- The new car
  • Animal and formula tales. Son-of-Adam and the crocodile -- Son-of-Adam and the lion -- The partnership between wolf and mouse -- The sparrow -- The Biyera well -- The little, little woman -- Once there were three
  • Humorous narratives and jokes. The judge and the baker -- Stingy and Naggy -- Reason to beat your wife -- "Scissors!" -- The trickster cycle : Goha and Abu-Nawwas. "The new or the old?" ; Goha and the pair of calf legs ; Goha on the death bed ; The quick ass ; Who is the laziest? -- Jokes : an urban phenomenon. "Left or right?" ; The coerced confession ; Foreigner and citizen ; A problem of documentation ; The high bridge ; Instant virginity ; The body scrub ; How the cat died
Control code
ocm05101786
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
lviii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780226206257
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
79009316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)5101786
Label
Folktales of Egypt, collected, translated, and edited, with Middle Eastern and African parallels, by Hasan M. El-Shamy ; foreword by Richard M. Dorson
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fantasy tales. The trip to 'Wag-el-Wag' -- The black crow and the white cheese -- The one sesame seed -- The magic filly -- The grateful fish -- The maghrabi's apprentice -- The royal candlestick -- Louliyya, daughter of Morgan -- The promises of the three sisters
  • Realistic and philosophical tales. The liver of the wise and the liver of the foolish -- The man who put his mother over his shoulder and rode his father -- "It serves me right!" -- "I've seen [it] with my own eyes; nobody told me!" -- The noble and the vile -- Sultan Hasan -- Which Muhammad?
  • Tales based on religious themes. The contract with Azrael -- When Azrael laughed, cried, and felt fear -- The man who didn't perform his prayers -- The beast that took a wife -- The three robbers and el-Khidr -- The killer of ninety-nine
  • Etiological belief narratives. How el-Khidr gained immortality -- Why the Turks were called "Tùrk" -- Why the Copts were called "blue bone" -- Why there is a "saint the forty" in every town -- "Blow for blow" -- Why the kite always attacks the crow
  • Axes, saints, and culture heroes. The supreme saints cycle. When the arch-saints exchanged jobs ; An arch-saint's attempt to punish sinners -- "Imamu" 'Aali's narrative cycle. "Imamu" 'Aali and 'Aantar ; The twelfth month ; The betrayal -- "Mari" Girgis's belief legend cycle. Mari Girgis and the beast ; The golden signature -- Other saints and miraculous deeds. Letter to the "justice of legislation" ; Sidi 'Aabdul-Rahman ; The grave that wouldn't dig ; The mountain that moved
  • Local belief legends and personal memorates. The thigh of the duck -- The possessed husband and his zar -- The only murder in Girshah -- The changeling -- El-Muzayyara -- The stone in bed -- The new car
  • Animal and formula tales. Son-of-Adam and the crocodile -- Son-of-Adam and the lion -- The partnership between wolf and mouse -- The sparrow -- The Biyera well -- The little, little woman -- Once there were three
  • Humorous narratives and jokes. The judge and the baker -- Stingy and Naggy -- Reason to beat your wife -- "Scissors!" -- The trickster cycle : Goha and Abu-Nawwas. "The new or the old?" ; Goha and the pair of calf legs ; Goha on the death bed ; The quick ass ; Who is the laziest? -- Jokes : an urban phenomenon. "Left or right?" ; The coerced confession ; Foreigner and citizen ; A problem of documentation ; The high bridge ; Instant virginity ; The body scrub ; How the cat died
Control code
ocm05101786
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
lviii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780226206257
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
79009316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)5101786

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