Selections From the Art of Party Crashing: in Medieval Iraq (Hardback)
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Selections From the Art of Party Crashing: in Medieval Iraq (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 30/01/2013
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He's fond of anyone who throws a party;

he's always at a party in his dreams,

for party-crashing's blazoned on his heart . . .

a prisoner to the path of fine cuisine.

With this statement, al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, a Muslim preacher and scholar, introduces The Art of Party-Crashing, a book that represents a sharp departure from the religious scholarship for which he is known. Compiled in the eleventh century, this collection of irreverent and playful anecdotes celebrates eating, drinking, and general merriment. Ribald jokes, flirtations, and wry observations of misbehaving Muslims acquaint readers with everyday life in medieval Iraq in a way that is both entertaining and edifying.

Selove's translation, accompanied by her whimsical drawings, introduces the delights and surprises of medieval Arabic humour to a new audience.

Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815632986
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 183 x 137 x 20 mm

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