The Mawwal about the Snare and the Sparrow: A Late Medieval Colloquial Egyptian Verse Adaptation of Narrative(s) in Prose Rooted in Arabic Classical Literature

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Abstract

The paper presents a study and critical edition of an Egyptian mawwal about a hunter, a snare and a sparrow, contained in the seventeenthcentury ce BNF, ms. arabe, 3571. It is a verse piece composed in colloquial Egyptian Arabic, whose narrative was known in a number of popular versions in prose mostly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries ce. This narrative has deep roots in classical Arabic literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-181
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Semitic Studies
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2018

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