Ongoing research about the Egyptian Nights:
*The list was last updated on January 6, 2016.

“Books on Egypt.” Nation 92.2398 (1911): 602-603. Legal Source.

“Occidentalists”: Engaging the Western “Other,” Medieval Perceptions, and Modern Realities. University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Chraïbi, Aboubakr, ed. Arabic manuscripts of the Thousand and One Nights: Presentation and Critical Editions of Four Noteworthy Texts Observations on Some Osmanli Translations. Espace & Signes. 2016.

Franssen, Élise. Les Manuscrits de la recension égyptienne des Mille et une Nuits. Étude codicologique, avec édition critique, traduction et analyse linguistique et littéraire du conte de Jānšāh / The Egyptian recension of the Thousand and One Nights. Codicological study, with a critical edition, a translation and a linguistic and literary analysis of Jānšāh tale. 4 vols. Ph.D. dissertation, Université de Liège, 2012.

Ghazoul, Ferial Jabouri. Nocturnal Poetics: The Arabian Nights In Comparative Context. Cairo, Egypt: American University in Cairo Press, 1996.

Heshmat, Dina. “Representing Contemporary Urban Space: Cairo Malls In Two Egyptian Novels.” Arabica 58.6 (2011): 545-560.

Jullien, Dominique. “Oriental Disguise and the Thousand and One Nights in Nerval.” French Forum.3 (2012): 31.

Moussa-Mahmoud, Fatma. English Travellers and the Arabian Nights. Gale, 2003.

Rastegar, Kamran. “The Changing Value of ‘Alf Laylah wa Laylah’ for Nineteenth-Century  ‎Arabic, Persian, and English Readerships.” Journal of Arabic Literature 2005: 269. ‎

Rastegar, Kamran. Literary Modernity Between The Middle East And Europe: Textual Transactions In Nineteenth-Century Arabic, English, And Persian Literatures. London; ‎New York: Routledge, 2007.

Schacker-Mill, Jennifer. “Otherness And Otherworldliness: Edward W. Lane’s Ethnographic Treatment Of ‘The Arabian Nights.’.”Journal Of American Folklore 448 (2000): 164.


Slyomovics, Susan. “Performing A Thousand and One Nights in Egypt.” Oral Tradition 9.2 (1994): 390-419.

The Puritans Won’t Give Up; Egypt’s Culture Wars. Economist Intelligence Unit N.A. Incorporated, 2010.

3 thoughts on “Research

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    1. Thank you, Dr. Roper! I have been inspired by Marzolph’s bibliography. Albiblio aims to focus on the Egyptian editions of the Nights and their reception in Egypt and also list scholarly​ research – in Arabic and other languages – about this corpus. So the “Research” on Albiblio will be relatively narrowed with respect to focus. I will continue to study Marzolph’s website and other sources to track this corpus, and your comments and suggestions will be appreciated.


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