The Assemblies of Al-Hariri
FIFTY ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SHAYKH ABU ZAYD OF SERUJ
Publisher - The Octagon Press, London
Cover is hard bound with pale yellow buckram. Excellent condition.
Dust Jacket is present. Editor's photograph on back cover. Excellent condition.
End Papers are intact.
Preliminaries - Dedication, Note, Notes on Al Hariri of Basra, Contents, Quotation, The Preface of Al Hariri.
Main Text Body - 267 Pages. Fine and clean
Edges are even and unworn. Shelf wear at top.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Red lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
Retold by Amina Shah from the Makamat of Al-Hariri of Basra. Since the time of the First Crusade, the picaresque adventures of the rascal Abu Zayd of Saruj have been read, admired, imitated and praised from Spain to the Hindu Kush. It is the inner thread of this amazing book that makes it a world classic: the tales and events mirror the antics of the human mind in its way through life. The last chapter where the "rascal," after all his experiences, settles down to a devout Sufi life, gives the clue to this fascinating textbook of traditional psychology.
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