Download PDF by Jurji Zaydan: Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt (Middle East Literature In

By Jurji Zaydan

ISBN-10: 081560999X

ISBN-13: 9780815609995

Shajar al-Durr, referred to as Tree of Pearls, was once the most recognized Arab queens and the one lady within the medieval Arab international to rule in her personal identify. Her tale is one section of a miles higher tale of the unsettled political weather of 13th century Egypt. during this eponymous novel, Zaydan charts the autumn of the Ayyubid Dynasty and the increase of the Mamluke Dynasty throughout the adventures of Tree of Pearls and Rukn al-Din Baybars, a tender Mamluke commander who finally triumphs because the ruler of Egypt. warfare, political intrigue, homicide, and a feminine ruler who was once born a slave mix to provide readers an impossible to resist tale, whereas Zaydan’s willing observations on royal politics and subverted gender roles provide readers a richly distinct glimpse of the cultural milieu of the time. Tree of Pearls, initially released in 1914, is the final of a recognized sequence of old novels written via Zaydan, an entire histo­rian whose books stay learn generally within the Arab international this present day. Samah Selim’s fluid translation brings an English viewers to at least one of the Arab world’s influential writers.

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