"This is an essential reference tool for all folklore and Arabic literature collections." -- Choice
"Hasan El-Shamy's work on folklore is absolutely outstanding, a monumental piece of scholarship." -- Digest of Middle East Studies
"... reflects superior scholarship. Preparing a motif-index of folk literature requires a special kind of scholar with depth in a cultural area and breadth in international folklore studies... El-Shamy, I am pleased to report, is one of them." -- Ronald Baker
This two-volume guide will be an important research tool in comparative folklore studies as well as in Arabic studies.
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Book Description Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1995. 2 vols. (xxiv, 461 ; viii, 575 p., errata sheet, dj. Bookseller Inventory # 034349