Cover illustration: وهي أول سنى الملا حمالعظيمة، والحوادث الجسيمة، والوقايع النازلة، والنوازل الهائلة، وتضاعف الشرور، وترادف الأمور، وتوالى المحن.

The opening passage of Egyptian historian ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Jabartī’s description of the first year of the French occupation of Egypt (June 15, 1798–June 5, 1799). Al-Jabartī pronounced the occupation a grave disaster. Source: The Marvelous Chronicles: Biographies and Events by ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Ḥasan al-Jabartī, edited by Shmuel Moreh (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, 2013), vol. 3, p. 1. [in Arabic].

Calligraphy and design by Nihad Nadam.

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Names: Hatina, Meir, editor. | Sheffer, Yona, editor. | Moreh, Shmuel honoree.

Title: Cultural pearls from the East : in memory of Shmuel Moreh, 1932–2017 / edited by Meir Hatina, Yona Sheffer.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2021. | Series: Studies on performing arts & literature of the Islamicate world, 2214-6563 ; volume 11 | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2021010839 (print) | LCCN 2021010840 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004448780 (hardback) | ISBN 9789004459120 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Arabic literature—History and criticism. | Middle East—History. | Middle East—Historiography.

Classification: LCC PJ7510 .C85 2021 (print) | LCC PJ7510 (ebook) | DDC 892.7/09—dc23

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