John Miles Foley, Founding Editor
Arabic Oral Traditions

Oral Tradition Volume 4, Number 1-2January 1989

Table of Contents

Oral Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad: A Formulaic Approach
by R. Marston Speight
“Tonight My Gun is Loaded”: Poetic Dueling in Arabia
by Saad A. Sowayan
Palestinian Improvised-Sung Poetry: The Genres of Hidā and Qarrādī Performance and Transmission
by Dirghām H. Sbait
Oral Transmission in Arabic Music, Past and Present
by George D. Sawa
Sīrāt Banī Hilāl: Introduction and Notes to an Arab Oral Epic Tradition
by Dwight F. Reynolds
Arabic Folk Epic and the Western Chanson de Geste
by H.T. Norris
Which Came First, the Zajal or the Muwaššḥa?
Some Evidence for the Oral Origins of Hispano-Arabic Strophic Poetry

by James T. Monroe
Epic Splitting: An Arab Folk Gloss on the Meaning of the Hero Pattern
by Henry Massie, Bridget Connelly
From History to Fiction: The Tale Told by the King’s Steward in the Thousand and One Nights
by Muhsin Mahdi
Sung Poetry in the Oral Tradition of the Gulf Region and the Arabian Peninsula
by Simon Jargy
The Development of Lebanese Zajal: Genre, Meter, and Verbal Duel
by Adnan Haydar
Qur’ān Recitation: A Tradition of Oral Performance and Transmission
by Frederick M. Denny
by Dwight F. Reynolds
Banī Halba Classification of Poetic Genres
by Teirab AshShareef

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