THE MANUSCRIPT OF 'SI RAT 'ANTARA' FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE WROCLAW UNIVERSITY
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This paper is about the discovery of a manuscript from the eighteenth century, the fifth incomplete volume of the chivalrous romance, 'Sirat 'Antara', handwritten in the Arabic language by anonymous scribes. The manuscript is currently to be found in the Manuscript Department of the University Library in Wroclaw. The first part of the article presents a brief description of the chivalrous epos and its genesis, as well as the history of 'Sirat 'Antara' in the light of the present state of research carried out in Europe. The second part of the study is concerned with a comparison of the narrative of the above mentioned manuscript with the text of the epos, Kissat Antara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi, published in Cairo in the year 1961 by Maktabat Mustafa al-Babi al-Halabi.
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