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Author Khab al-Baghdd, Ab Bakr Amad ibn ‘Al, 1002-1071.

Uniform Title Tafl wa-ikyt al-ufaylyn wa-akhbrihim wa-nawdir kalmihim wa-ash‘rihim. English. Selections
Title Selections from the art of party-crashing in medieval Iraq [electronic resource] / al-Khatib al-Baghdadi ; translated and illustrated by Emily Selove.

Imprint Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 176 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents al-Khatib al-Baghdadi's introduction -- The meaning of "party-crashing" in the language and the first person named after it -- Early party-crashing -- Going to a meal without being invited is deemed rude -- Those who cast aspersions on party-crashing and its practitioners and satirize and denounce them -- Those who praise, make excuses for, or speak well of party-crashing -- Party-crashers from among the notables, the noble, the learned, and the cultured -- Those who engage in very subtle acts of party-crashing -- Those who love people to sponge and facilitate it -- Anecdotes about party-crashers who exert themselves in party-crashing and make it a trade and occupation -- Accounts of the ones that the guards would refuse, but who outwit the guards with a lie or a ruse -- Mention of the party-crashers' conversations, advice, and poetry -- Accounts of Bunan, the party-crasher -- A document pertaining to party-crashing.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Parasitism (Social sciences) in literature.
Arabic poetry -- 750-1258 -- History and criticism.
Parasitism (Social sciences) -- Anecdotes.
Anecdotes -- Arab countries.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Selove, Emily.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780815632986 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780815651796 (e-book)

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