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The tale of Dhat al-Himma available online

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 07:21

One of the articles I covered last year was a study by Remke Kruk on the genre of "warrior women" epics in medieval Arabic litterature. In that 1998 piece, Kruk laments the lack of accessible translations of this fascinating corpus. This morning, my Twitter feed included a pointer to a freely-downloadable article studying and presenting a translation of on episode in the life of Dhat al-Himma, the central figure in the material Kruk discussed (although not the character that was the specific focus on the article). I'll be adding this new article to my to-do list, but if you're interested, you can check it out for yourself.

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