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Close Relationships: Incest and Inbreeding in Classical Arabic Literature

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This is a groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the diverse facts and opinions concerning incest and close-kin marriage found in literary and non-literary pre-modern Arabic texts. Incest is a motif found in lampoons, anecdotes, stories, legends, dream interpretation, and polemics with other religions, in particular the Zoroastrians, who in pre-Islamic times allegedly recommended next-of-kin marriage. Many of the relevant passages are presented as English translations in this richly documented book that will be of ...

Close Relationships: Incest and Inbreeding in Classical Arabic Literature 2005, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781850438557

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