The Byzantine Sinbad

Author: Michael Andreopoulos



Category: Byzantine literature

Page: 320

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The Byzantine Sinbad collects The Book of Syntipas the Philosopher, originally a Persian story, and the sixty-two tales of The Fables of Syntipas--both translated from Syriac in the late eleventh century by Michael Andreopoulos. This volume is the first English translation to include these texts alongside the Byzantine Greek originals.

Sinbad And The Tomb Of Alexander (Sinbad Series, Book 2)

Author: Kevin Missal

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

View: 986

EVIL ALWAYS FINDS ANOTHER WAY You would think having saved the world from Armageddon would have its perks, but sadly there are no happily ever afters. Because evil never sleeps. We battled the Angel of Death and prevented the trumpet of Israfil from being blown. But Iblis, the Devil King, is after yet another artefact that can bring him back to life. Now my crew and I race against time to find the famed Water of Life. And as luck would have it, it is said to be hidden in the legendary tomb of-wait for it-Alexander the Great. What fate! So here I am again, Sinbad the Sailor, pitted against Viking warriors, immortal Chinese alchemists, haunted isles and murderous golems, creatures of the dark . . . you get the drift. Then there is the Lame Archdemon, Admiral Sakhr, a foe far more sinister than I have ever encountered. And on top of it all, my friends seem to be drifting away from me, as is the love of my life, Safeena, Iblis's daughter. Bestselling author Kevin Missal's second book in the Sinbad series is a thrilling reimagination of the fabled sailor from the classic One Thousand and One Nights!

The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Literature

Author: Stratis Papaioannou

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 785

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This volume, the first ever of its kind in English, introduces and surveys Greek literature in Byzantium (330 - 1453 CE). In twenty-five chapters composed by leading specialists, The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Literature surveys the immense body of Greek literature produced from the fourth to the fifteenth century CE and advances a nuanced understanding of what "literature" was in Byzantium. This volume is structured in four sections. The first, "Materials, Norms, Codes," presents basic structures for understanding the history of Byzantine literature like language, manuscript book culture, theories of literature, and systems of textual memory. The second, "Forms," deals with the how Byzantine literature works: oral discourse and "text"; storytelling; rhetoric; re-writing; verse; and song. The third section ("Agents") focuses on the creators of Byzantine literature, both its producers and its recipients. The final section, entitled "Translation, Transmission, Edition," surveys the three main ways by which we access Byzantine Greek literature today: translations into other Byzantine languages during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages; Byzantine and post-Byzantine manuscripts; and modern printed editions. The volume concludes with an essay that offers a view of the recent past--as well as the likely future--of Byzantine literary studies.

The New Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor

Author: Salim Bachi

Publisher: Pushkin Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 129

View: 555

Salim Bachi's The New Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor offers a new perspective on the Western and Arabic worlds through the eyes of an Algerian writer who straddles East and West, and an allegory for pre Arab Spring Algeria. One Thousand and One Nights's Sinbad the Sailor is reborn as a young, adventurous man in modern day Algeria, who has joined the waves of North African immigration into Europe. Accompanied by a mysterious mongrel and his Senegalese friend Robinson, this lover of women and beauty embarks on a journey around the Mediterranean from Algiers to Damascus, passing through Rome, Paris, Baghdad, through the refugee camps and the deceitful glimmer of the Western world that takes him on a headlong pursuit of happiness and love. It is the story of a man coming to grips with the stark realities of war within the framework of legend. Salim Bachi's New Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor is translated from the French by Sue Rose and published by Pushkin Press

Muslim Heroes on Screen

Author: Daniel O'Brien

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

View: 149

If films drawing on Middle East tropes often highlight white Westerners, figures such as Sinbad and the Thief of Bagdad embody a counter-tradition of protagonists, derived from Islamic folklore and history, who are portrayed as ‘Other’ to Western audiences. In Muslim Heroes on Screen, Daniel O’Brien explores the depiction of these characters in Euro-American cinema from the silent era to the present day. Far from being mere racial masquerade, these screen portrayals are more complex and nuanced than is generally allowed, not least in terms of the shifting concepts and assumptions that inform their Muslim identity. Using films ranging from Douglas Fairbanks’ The Thief of Bagdad, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, El Cid, Kingdom of Heaven and The Message to The Wind and the Lion, O’Brien considers how the representational strategies of Western filmmakers may transcend such Muslim stereotypes as fanatic antagonists or passive victims. These figures possess a cultural significance which cannot be fully appreciated by Euro-American audiences without reference to their distinction as Muslim heroes and the implications and resonances of an Islamicized protagonist.

The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade [2 volumes]

Author: Stephen K. Stein

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: History

Page: 919

View: 454

This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest. • Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others • Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective • Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts

The Byzantine Jesus

A Mosaic of Culture and Context

Author: Dr. Victor Z. Khalil

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 280

The Byzantine Jesus By: Dr. Victor Z. Khalil The Byzantine culture of the Middle East is a mosaic of colorful and distinct tiles, with the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam coming together with the ethnicities of several groups, including the Chaldeans, Assyrians, and Aramaic peoples. By studying and understanding this culture, which is the backdrop against which Judaism and Christianity’s Scriptures were written, author Dr. Victor Z. Khalil hopes to give readers deeper insight into the Bible. By studying the rich Scriptures within the proper framework, clarity, and illumination can lead to a greater peace and better understanding of the Bible and the God of the Bible.

Egypt and the Middle East, Grades 5 - 8

Ancient to Present

Author: Patrick Hotle, Ph.D.

Publisher: Mark Twain Media


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 791

Introduce students to this region with activities, maps, and a time line. A bibliography and an answer key are included.

Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassiada, Turkey

Author: Deborah N Carlson

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 506

In 2007 a symposium was held at Texas A&M University to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Texas A&M University Press’s publication of the first volume reporting the Yassiada shipwreck site. Seventeen papers from that symposium featured in this book broadly illustrate such varied topics as ships and seafaring life, maritime trade, naval texts, commercial cargoes, and recent developments in the analysis of the Yassiada ship itself.