Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia Online

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Author: P. Marcel Kurpershoek

Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia Online consists of the five volumes of P. Marcel Kurpershoek’s work on Bedouin poetry from Najd, published between 1994 and 2005. This work is the fruit of Kurpershoek’s almost twenty years of involvement with Arabian oral culture. In the work he discusses some of the striking features of the traditions collected, and their significance within the broader political, social, and cultural context of the tribal system stretching from Yemen to the Anatolian highlands.
In addition to the English translation of the oral text this work offers a complete transcription of the Arabic poems, based on taped records. The original recordings of the poets and transmitters have been added to this online version.

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