the bride of the sea
and other tales of the Arab tribes
This book contains 60 short stories selected from the three books by CG Campbell: Tales from the Arab Tribes (tales from the Lower Euphrates), From Town and Tribe (tales from southern Iraq, from Muscat, Oman and Baluchistan) and Told in the Market Place (stories from Palestine, Libya, Oman and Iraq). The reviews that accompanied the appearance of the three books highlight the kinship with the One thousand and One Nights. That is why we wanted to illustrate these stories with the engravings that illuminated the first editions of this work, whose success had a lot to do with the current of exaltation of Arab culture, so linked to the cult of the exotic and the luxury of the European romantics.
This book is a necessary work, like all the compilations that contribute to preserving the memory of peoples and their enormous and important oral heritage, which It will help us not to forget, in addition to the oral literature of the Arab tribes, the magnificent work of the author himself, hardly known outside Great Britain but deserving of greater diffusion.
Written by C. G. Campbell
Cover of Jesus Gaban
Introduction by José Manuel de Prada Semper
Collection: Tales Ancients
Size: 25 x 18cm
(Price without VAT €26.95)