Harun al rashid and the world of the thousand and one nights

One Thousand and One Nights

circa 950

Why is it canonical?

The Arab world had a long story telling tradition that far predated the introduction of Islam throughout and beyond it. Folklore and and stories passed down orally are known as the Adab tradition, and this work compiles many of those stories. The compilation occurred during the Islamic Golden Age, when artistic, philosophical, and scientific work thrived under the Islamic caliphates.

Languages

Arabic

Periods

Medieval

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Harun al rashid and the world of the thousand and one nights

Harun al Rashid, caliph under which the Arab world thrived and One Thousand and One Nights was compiled.

Resources

The first English translations of One Thousand and One Nights