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Which story from 'One Thousand and One Nights' does the following artwork by Léon Carré depict?

This picture can be found in the book Illustrations du Livre des Mille et Une Nuits, by Léon Carré and Mohamed Racim. This book reprints the illustrations that Léon Carré made for Les Mille et Une ...
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When did Ja'far ibn Yahya start being portrayed as an evil vizier?

To clarify the moment of his Transformation the portrayal of the historical Jafar Ibn Yahya as well in written fiction and film needs to be examined. Jafar Ibn Yahya* as a historical character. He ...
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What significance does the opening grid illustration of Burton’s 1,001 Nights have?

The most direct answer to you question is that the "illustration" is a version of Arabic Calligraphic text: Kufic Script. The geometrically ornate square is aesthetically appealling on its ...
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Which story from 'One Thousand and One Nights' does the following artwork by Léon Carré depict?

A reverse google image search leads to this page: https://magiachisel.ru/KartyTaro/Skazka1001.aspx?skz=60&pg=11#60 which claims the illustration is for "The Story of the Two Princes El-Amjad ...
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What are the 1001 stories in One Thousand and One Nights?

I have interpreted your question ‘What are the stories in 1001 nights’ to mean ‘What are the specific titles of the numerous stories contained within the work’? Now since it would be time consuming ...
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Are modern editions of the Koran still written in the original form of Arabic?

tl;dr The Quran is by definition in the original language. A rendition of the Quran in modern Arabic would not be the Quran at all. Deets It is generally accepted that the caliph Uthman ibn Affan ...
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