The Arabian Epic Heroic and Oral Story-telling (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications) by M. C. Lyons

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Published by Cambridge University Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,
  • History and criticism,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Arabic,
  • History: World,
  • Medieval,
  • African,
  • Folk literature, Arabic - History and critici,
  • Folk literature, Arabic - History and criticism,
  • History / Medieval,
  • Literary Criticism-African,
  • Social Science-Folklore & Mythology,
  • Epic poetry, Arabic,
  • Arab countries,
  • Literature and folklore,
  • Storytelling

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7713419M
ISBN 100521017386
ISBN 109780521017381
OCLC/WorldCa64442592

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