Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Types of the Folktale in the Arab World by Hasan M. El-Shamy

Types of the Folktale in the Arab World is an index and preliminary analysis of folktales told by the diverse ethnic groups that populate what is commonly called "the Arab World." It is also a comprehensive and interdisciplinary guide to tales told in related cultural spheres, from sub-Saharan Africa to Turkey and beyond. A folktale's emergence, spread, stability, change, continued presence, or disappearance among certain social groups depends on specific psychological, social, and cultural forces. While Hasan El-Shamy has adopted the familiar tale-type classification system employed by Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson, he also seeks to remedy the Eurocentric shortcomings of their system by addressing folklore as behavior, striving to bring the psychosocial foundation for the Arab renditions to this comprehensive and inclusive index. Types of the Folktale in the Arab World is destined to become an indispensable reference work for all who are interested in Arab culture and the folktale.

Buy Types of the Folktale in the Arab World by Hasan M. El-Shamy from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780253344472
ISBN-10: 0253344476
Format: Hardback
(5969mm x 3963mm x 61mm)
Pages: 1288
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Types of the Folktale in the Arab World by Hasan M. El-Shamy

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Types of the Folktale in the Arab World book by Hasan M. El-Shamy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Hasan M. El-Shamy

Hasan El-Shamy is Professor of Folklore, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and African Studies at Indiana University. He is author of several books, including Tales Arab Women Tell (IUP, 1999) and Folk Traditions of the Arab World: A Guide to Motif Classifications (IUP, 1995).

Books By Hasan M. El-Shamy

Motif Index of the 'Thousand and One Nights' by Hasan M. El-Shamy
Hardback, December 2006
$112.82
Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt by Hasan M. El-Shamy
Paperback, August 2004
$39.56