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By Arnoud Vrolijk, Jan Hogendijk

O ye Gentlemen explores very important strands in Arabic tradition: the Greek culture in technology and philosophy and the literary culture. they're everlasting and, notwithstanding drawing on Islam as a dominant faith, they're in no way depending on it. That the strands freely interweave in the broader scope of Schrifttum is proven via greater than thirty essays on topics as diversified because the social service provider of bees, spontaneous iteration within the Shiʿite culture, astronomy within the Arabian nights, some great benefits of intercourse, worthy stones in a literary textual content, the advantage of girls in Judaeo-Arabic tales, animals in heart japanese song and the transmission of Arabic technological know-how and philosophy to the medieval West.

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Johnson, A voyage to Abyssinia. (Translated from the French), ed. J. Gold. ], 1985), p. 46; see also pp. 188–89. indd 9 7/19/2007 4:02:09 PM 10 willem pieter gerritsen In a footnote, Joel J. ”’ The African unicorn continued to fascinate the European public. In its March issue of the year 1844 the Journal asiatique published a letter by Fulg. Fresnel, a consular agent at Jeddah, on the subject of a singlehorned animal to be found in Dar-Bargou, a region north-west of Darfur in present-day Sudan.

Plate 39. Photographs of Sister Hannah and groups of nuns surrounding a portrait of Bishop Athanasius. indd 2 7/19/2007 4:02:07 PM LUDOVICO DE VARTHEMA AND THE UNICORNS IN MECCA 1504 Willem Pieter Gerritsen Ludovico de Varthema (or Barthema), a native of Bologna, was one of the first Christians to visit Mecca. The year was probably 1504, possibly 1503. Disguised as a Mamluk soldier, he walked around in the town, observing the holy places and the dense throngs of pilgrims. Behind the great mosque, he chanced upon a grated enclosure in which he perceived two unicorns.

Instead, bees that are not ‘noble’ languish, are lazy, and neglect their work; [f. 46a] [the colony] decays and dies. If the bees are not industrious and neglect the hive, it exhumes a putrid smell and decays. The bee is the most delicate of all the animal species, and therefore it abhors any stinking and foul-smelling foraging area. Bees do not come close to stinking and dirty [persons]. They abhor evil-smelling and fat [persons], even if they use perfumes: if they come close, bees sting them.

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