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Selections from the art of party-crashing in medieval Iraq / al-Khatib al-Baghdadi ; translated and illustrated by Emily Selove.

By: Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī, Abū Bakr Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī, 1002-1071.
Contributor(s): Selove, Emily.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Syracuse University Press : Syracuse, New York, 2012. 2013)Description: 1 online resource (168 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780815651796; 0815651791.Uniform titles: Taṭfīl wa-ḥikāyāt al-ṭufaylīyīn wa-akhbārihim wa-nawādir kalāmihim wa-ashʻārihim. Selections. English Subject(s): Anecdotes -- Arab countries | Parasitism (Social sciences) -- Anecdotes | Parasitism (Social sciences) in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Selections from the art of party-crashing in medieval Iraq.DDC classification: 892.7/83407 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi's introduction -- The meaning of "party-crashing" in the language and the first person named after it -- Early party-crashing -- Going to a meal without being invited is deemed rude -- Those who cast aspersions on party-crashing and its practitioners and satirize and denounce them -- Those who praise, make excuses for, or speak well of party-crashing -- Party-crashers from among the notables, the noble, the learned, and the cultured -- Those who engage in very subtle acts of party-crashing -- Those who love people to sponge and facilitate it -- Anecdotes about party-crashers who exert themselves in party-crashing and make it a trade and occupation -- Accounts of the ones that the guards would refuse, but who outwit the guards with a lie or a ruse -- Mention of the party-crashers' conversations, advice, and poetry -- Accounts of Bunan, the party-crasher -- A document pertaining to party-crashing.
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Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi's introduction -- The meaning of "party-crashing" in the language and the first person named after it -- Early party-crashing -- Going to a meal without being invited is deemed rude -- Those who cast aspersions on party-crashing and its practitioners and satirize and denounce them -- Those who praise, make excuses for, or speak well of party-crashing -- Party-crashers from among the notables, the noble, the learned, and the cultured -- Those who engage in very subtle acts of party-crashing -- Those who love people to sponge and facilitate it -- Anecdotes about party-crashers who exert themselves in party-crashing and make it a trade and occupation -- Accounts of the ones that the guards would refuse, but who outwit the guards with a lie or a ruse -- Mention of the party-crashers' conversations, advice, and poetry -- Accounts of Bunan, the party-crasher -- A document pertaining to party-crashing.

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<p> Al-Khatib al-Baghadidi (1002-1071) was a Muslim preacher and scholar of the hadith. Al-Khatib is most well-known for Tarikh Baghdad (The History of Baghdad ), which describes thousands of Baghdadi scholars. Like most of his writing, Tarikh Baghdad was intended as an aid for students of the hadith.</p> <p> Emily Selove is a PhD student in UCLA's department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures where she studies classical Arabic literature.</p>

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