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This volume offers a collection of Middle Eastern stories which reveal the wealth of traffic between the East and the West. For example, excerpts from Western travellers' tales are contrasted with comments by the East on the West - often with hilarious results. This volume offers a collection of Middle Eastern stories which reveal the wealth of traffic between the East and the West. For example, excerpts from Western travellers' tales are contrasted with comments by the East on the West - often with hilarious results.


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This volume offers a collection of Middle Eastern stories which reveal the wealth of traffic between the East and the West. For example, excerpts from Western travellers' tales are contrasted with comments by the East on the West - often with hilarious results. This volume offers a collection of Middle Eastern stories which reveal the wealth of traffic between the East and the West. For example, excerpts from Western travellers' tales are contrasted with comments by the East on the West - often with hilarious results.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    A favourite quote from this book, full of jewels. Page 248, Octagon Press, hardback. RAZI.Ibn Faris ar-Razi, the philologist, is the author of these verses. 'Well, some things succeed and some fail: when my heart is filled with cares I say: 'One day perhaps thay may be dispelled'. A cat is my companion; books the friends of my heart; and a lamp my beloved consort.' From Ibn Khallikan's celebrated biographical dictionary. If that does not convince here are some section headings. TRAVELLERS' TALES. A favourite quote from this book, full of jewels. Page 248, Octagon Press, hardback. RAZI.Ibn Faris ar-Razi, the philologist, is the author of these verses. 'Well, some things succeed and some fail: when my heart is filled with cares I say: 'One day perhaps thay may be dispelled'. A cat is my companion; books the friends of my heart; and a lamp my beloved consort.' From Ibn Khallikan's celebrated biographical dictionary. If that does not convince here are some section headings. TRAVELLERS' TALES. THROUGH OTHER EYES. THE PROPHET. EASTERN CUSTOMS-WESTERN TRAVELLERS. PSYCHOLOGY. CHIVALRY AND TEACHERS. RITUALS AND HUMAN NATURE. And from WISDOM AND HONOUR. Page 250 Octagon hardback. The Barmecide. Abu Ali Yahya, the Vizier of Harun -ar-Rashid, was the son of Khalid, and the grandson of Bermak. Yahya was highly distinguised for wisdom, nobleness of mind, and elegance of language. One of his sayings was: 'Three things indicate the degree of intelligence possessed by him who does them: the bestowing of gifts, the drawing up of letters, and the acting as ambassador.' He used to say to his sons: 'Write down the best things which you hear; learn by heart the best things which you wrte down; and in speaking utter the best things you have learnt by heart.' From Ibn Khallikan's celebrated Biographical Dictionary.

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