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Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin has taught Arabic and Medieval History at Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of The Arabian Nights: A Companion as well as six novels. He lives in London.

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Night & Horses & the Desert
Edited by Robert Irwin
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2002
$17.00/(Canada) | 978-0-385-72155-4 (0-385-72155-2)


Spanning the fifth to sixteenth centuries and societies that range from Afghanistan to Spain, this anthology is a testament to the astonishing grandeur and variety of classical Arabic literature. Here are excerpts from dozens of works–both renowned (The Qur’an, The Thousand and One Nights) and esoteric (Ibn Washshiyya’s “Book of Poisons”... Read more





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