Into the realm of smokeless fire: (Qur'ān 55:14): A critical translation of al-Damīrī's article on the jinn from "Ḥayāt al-Ḥayawān al-Kubrā"

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Title:
Into the realm of smokeless fire: (Qur'ān 55:14): A critical translation of al-Damīrī's article on the jinn from "Ḥayāt al-Ḥayawān al-Kubrā"
Author:
Sharpe, Elizabeth Marie, 1953-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This critical English translation of the article on the jinn from the 14th-century zoological work, Ḥayāt al-Ḥayawān al-Kubrā written by the Egyptian al-Damīrī is presented with two primary objectives in mind. The first is to investigate al-Damīrīs sources and scholarship in the context of the Mamlūk period--an era which yielded a profusion of encyclopaedic works covering a wide range of topics. The second goal of this translation and analysis is to reflect on the religious and social significance of the jinn in medieval Islam. An appendix giving biographical data on persons mentioned by al-Damīrī is included. There is also a list of place names and a glossary.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Theology.; Folklore.; Theology.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Near Eastern Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wilson, William J.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleInto the realm of smokeless fire: (Qur'ān 55:14): A critical translation of al-Damīrī's article on the jinn from "Ḥayāt al-Ḥayawān al-Kubrā"en_US
dc.creatorSharpe, Elizabeth Marie, 1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSharpe, Elizabeth Marie, 1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis critical English translation of the article on the jinn from the 14th-century zoological work, Ḥayāt al-Ḥayawān al-Kubrā written by the Egyptian al-Damīrī is presented with two primary objectives in mind. The first is to investigate al-Damīrīs sources and scholarship in the context of the Mamlūk period--an era which yielded a profusion of encyclopaedic works covering a wide range of topics. The second goal of this translation and analysis is to reflect on the religious and social significance of the jinn in medieval Islam. An appendix giving biographical data on persons mentioned by al-Damīrī is included. There is also a list of place names and a glossary.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectTheology.en_US
dc.subjectFolklore.en_US
dc.subjectTheology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNear Eastern Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWilson, William J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348508en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27589833en_US
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