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Sīrat Banī Hilāl names the oral epic narrative known throughout the Arabic and Amazigh/Berber-speaking world as a living and enduring tradition still performed by poets and reciters in parts of the Maghrib and Mashriq. The cycle of tales chronicles the Banū Hilāl tribe of Bedouin Arabs as they

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: Arie Schippers

ARIE SCHIPPERS (UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM) AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF A HERO IN THE SiRAT BANi HILAL: ABU ZAYD AS A SCHOOLBOY A s we know, the Banii Hilal legends are a sequence of cycles devoted to Hil- ali heroes of various generations and times. For each period there is a dif- ferent hero

In: Oriente Moderno

versified versions of the story that are sung by epic singers in Northern and Southern Egypt where it is known as al-sīrah al-Hilāliyyah (The Hilali Epic), Sīrat Banī Hilāl (the Epic of the Banī Hilāl), or Sīrat Abū Zayd al-Hilālī (the Epic of Abū Zayd the Hilali). 2 In addition, it has circulated as

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: Hartmann, M.

Romance of; Arab. Sīrat ʿAntar, a popular treatment of old material similar to the Sirat Banī Hilāl, the Sīrat al-Zāhir etc. (cp. Brockelmann, Gesch. d. arab. Litter., ii. 62). The Sirat ʿAntar shows clear traces of the traditions on which it is based. Essential features of this model badawī are

"Antar- Romans, aufgefallen sind. Die Poesie in diesen Volksromanen wirft verschiedene Fragen auf: Ihre Form ist, von wenigen Ausnahmen abgesehen, die Q~ide. Ausnahmen finden sich z. B. in: Sirat Bani Hilal, III: Tagriba (Beirut: Mt;b. Sukri al- Xiiri), S. 185: a - a • a - b - c • c - c • b; in: Sirat

In: Oriens

), – (passim), – (passim),  Sîrat Banî Hilâl,  song, , – (passim), – (passim) South Slavic: decasyllable, ; epic similes (see similes); epic tradition,  spectacle,   index spectating/participating, –; and social cognition,  n. speech: act, –, , ; character

In: Orality, Literacy and Performance in the Ancient World
Author: Jan Just Witkam

and uniqueness of the Sīrat ʿAntar manuscripts, and occasionally quotes from Wetzstein’s descriptions. 13 Whatever one may think of this type of literature, Ahlwardt writes, the sheer size of this source, now in the Berlin library, cannot be ignored. Ahlwardt refers to the Sīrat Banī Hilāl as the

In: Manuscripts, Politics and Oriental Studies
Author: Jan Just Witkam

and uniqueness of the Sīrat ʿAntar manuscripts, and occasionally quotes from Wetzstein’s descriptions. 13 Whatever one may think of this type of literature, Ahlwardt writes, the sheer size of this source, now in the Berlin library, cannot be ignored. Ahlwardt refers to the Sīrat Banī Hilāl as the

In: Manuscripts, Politics and Oriental Studies

, Miṣr. The written tradition of the siyar shaʿbiyya (‘popular’ or ‘folk’ sīras) provides an extensive collection of narratives which are relatively under-researched and within which attention has focused primarily on the better-known sīras such as Sīrat Banī Hilāl and Sīrat ʿAntar.4 European sīra

In: Prophets, Gods and Kings in Sīrat Sayf ibn Dhī Yazan
Author: Claudia Ott

usually affiliated with a specific Arabic tribe (e.g. the Banū Hilāl in the Sīrat Banī Hilāl ), which in a tribal context allows the epic to create tribal identification. In a broader social context, the self-identification is usually to Islam, while the “other” are its enemies, very often Christians, e

In: Manuscripts, Politics and Oriental Studies