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Noureddin and the Persian Woman

By |2017-07-25T22:00:10+00:00July 25th, 2017|Islam, Literature|

A pile of gold coins Here's another of the stories Sheherazade told the king: Once the sultan had two viziers, a good one (Khacan) and a bad one (Saouy). Naturally Saouy hated Khacan. One day the two viziers were talking with the sultan in the garden, and they began talking about slave girls. Saouy said that [...]

Arabian Nights – Medieval Islamic Literature

By |2018-04-21T13:20:00+00:00July 25th, 2017|Islam, Literature|

Princess (ca. 1540 AD) People in India and Persia have been telling these stories for a long time - nobody knows how long. Around 850 AD, a Persian writer in the Abbasid Empire collected a bunch of stories into a book called "Alf Layla wa Layla", or the Thousand and One Nights - which we also call the Arabian Nights. [...]