Selections From the Art of Party Crashing: in Medieval Iraq [PDF]

Selections From the Art of Party Crashing: in Medieval Iraq [PDF]
Selections From the Art of Party Crashing: in Medieval Iraq by Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi
2012 | PDF | 1.27MB

With this statement, al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, a Muslim preacher and scholar, introduces The Art of Party-Crashing, a book that represents a sharp departure from the religious scholarship for which he is known. Compiled in the eleventh century, this collection of irreverent and playful anecdotes celebrates eating, drinking, and general merriment. Ribald jokes, flirtations, and wry observations of misbehaving Muslims acquaint readers with everyday life in medieval Iraq in a way that is both entertaining and edifying.

Seloves translation, accompanied by her whimsical drawings, introduces the delights and surprises of medieval Arabic humor to a new audience.