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RL-*1069-77

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
William Brinner (Project Director: 05/01/1977 to present)

TRANSLATION OF THE ARABIC TALES OF THE PROPHETS

The project will provide for the translation into English, with full annotation and cultural commentary, two eleventh century (Arabic works in the genre known as tales of the prophets. The tales are expansions of Koranic references to the various prophets of ancient times—from the Old and New Testaments, pre-Islamic Arabia, and the Classical world—with possible borrowing from late Jewish sources. The tales have scholarly and popular, value, represent a literary genre, and serve as a source-book in Islamic cultural influences as well as a guide to themes of later Islamic literary and artistic works.

Project fields:
Unknown

Program:
Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$39,999 (approved)
$39,401 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1977 – 3/31/1982