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Ouyang, Wen-chin (2022) 'Harun al-Rashid in Premodern Arabic Literary Imaginary: Ideology of Monogamy, Harem Politics, and Court Intrigues.' In: van Berkel, Maaike and Osti, Letizia, (eds.), The Historian of Islam at Work: Essays in Honor of Hugh N. Kennedy. Leiden: Brill, pp. 340-355. (Islamic History and Civilization, vol. 198)

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Abstract

Harun al-Rashid has a powerful presence in the Medieval Arabic Literary Imaginary. This chapter explores the imaginings of the character, entourage and rule of Harun al-Rashid in medieval Arabic storytelling and adab works and examines the role this body of stories and anecdotes interrogates political authority in pre-modern times.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
ISBN: 9789004525238
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in van Berkel, Maaike and Osti, Letizia, (eds.), The Historian of Islam at Work: Essays in Honor of Hugh N. Kennedy. Leiden: Brill, pp. 340-355. published by Brill (2022). Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004525245_019
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 12:57
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/38170

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