The Table-Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge, Vol. 28 (Classic Reprint) de D. S. MargoliouthThe Table-Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge, Vol. 28 (Classic Reprint) de D. S. Margoliouth

The Table-Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge, Vol. 28 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Table-Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge, Vol. 28

For one matter an apology must be added. A few stories have been omitted from the Arabic text on the ground of their obscenity, and some of those left there have not been translated in this. As my friend Mr. Kurd ''ali in the Journal of the Academy of Damascus has found fault with this procedure, I venture to assign a reason. One of the educational authorities in Cairo pleaded the cause of expurgated editions on the ground that it was desirable to provide good literature in Arabic for those whose literary language it is and many a work in classical Arabic contains matter which it is not desirable for the young to see. It may be added that it is frequently of a sort which has no scientific value either; for there is nothing to be learned from e.g. The bulk of the matter contained in that Baghdader Sittenbild which Prof. Mez thought proper to publish. N ow the Table-talk is precisely the sort of book which, it might be hoped, would be read with interest, pleasure and appreciation in educated families in those countries where education is in Arabic. I should very much prefer that in such households the book might without danger be left about. The benefit which will thereby accrue outweighs to my mind any disadvantage which arises from the expurgation.

In translating the verses of which considerable numbers are cited I have followed the example of Dr. Nicholson, who at tirnes renders such passages in prose, at times reproduces them in verse. I have not endeavoured, as he occasionally has done, to reproduce the original metres the natural rhythms of the two languages are so Very different that it is difficult for the reader to perceive what the rhythm is intended to be.

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Titre :The Table-Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge, Vol. 28 (Classic Reprint)Format :Couverture soupleDimensions :312 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.65 poPublié le :29 novembre 2018Publié par :FB&C LtdLangue :anglais

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