The Case of the Animals Versus Man Before the King of the Jinn

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This is a new English translation of a classic of medieval Islamic learning, which illuminates the intellectual debates of its age and speaks vividly to the concerns of our own. It is the most famous work of the Brethren of Purity, a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad. In this rich allegorical fable the exploited and oppressed animals pursue a case against humanity. They are granted the gift of speech and presented as subjects with views and interests of their own. Over the course of the hearing ...

The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199642519