WHENDecember 7, 2020 6:30-8pmWHERE
WHONYU Abu Dhabi InstituteOpen to the Public
In this talk, Enass Khansa examines both the meaning and application of justice in The Thousand and One Nights(Alf Laylah wa-Laylah). She shows that the opening story, or frame tale, as well as the two immediately following stories, "The Merchant and the Genie" and "The Fisherman and the ‘Ifrīt," engage in a cohesive debate about the coincidence of successful interpretation and just rulership. In doing so, the stories broach a question of ethics frequently encountered in advice literature (nasihat al-muluk).
Enass Khansa, Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, American University of Beirut; Editor, Library of Arabic Literature
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