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The Thousand and One Nights (Alf Layla Wa-Layla) (2 Vols.): The Classic Edition (1984-1994) (Paperback)
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This is a paperback reprint in two volumes of Muhsin Mahdi's classic edition of the oldest preserved manuscript of The Thousand and One Nights kept in the Biblioth que Nationale de France in Paris, which was originally published in three volumes (1984-1994). The reprint includes the original survey (in Arabic) of both the print and manuscript traditions of The Thousand and One Nights, with extensive notes and four appendices.
Volume 1. Introduction by Aboubakr Chra bi; Preface by Muhsin Mahdi; Arabic Text
Volume 2. Critical Apparatus; Description of Manuscripts; Indexes, Errata by Ibrahim Akel
About the Author
Muhsin Mahdi (1926-2007), Phd. University of Chicago, James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic at Harvard University (from 1969 until his retirement in 1996). He was a leading authority on Arabian history, philology, and philosophy. This first critical edition of The Thousand and One Nights is his best known work.