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The Arabian Nights Entertainments
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A great king strong as the stars in Heaven Enkidu a wild and mighty hero is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh But instead of killing each other the two become friends Travelling together to the Cedar Forest they fight and slay the evil monster Humbaba But when Enkidu is killed his death haunts and breaks the mighty Gilgamesh Terrified of mortality he resolves to find the secret of eternal life, The i I Ching i or Book of Changes is one of the st efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe It has exerted a living influence in China for years and interest in it has spread in the West br br Set down in the dawn of history as a book of oracles the Book of Changes deepened in meaning when ethical values were attached to the oracular pronouncements it became a book of wisdom eventually one of the Five Classics of Confucianism and provided the common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy br br Wilhelm s rendering of the i I Ching i into German published in presented it for the st time in a form intelligible to the general reader Wilhelm who translated many other ancient Chinese works and who wrote several books on Chinese philosophy and civilization long resided in China His close association with its cultural leaders gave him a unique understanding of the text of the i I Ching i In the English translation every effort has been made to preserve Wilhelm s pioneering insight into the spirit of the original br br This rd edition completely reset contains a new forward by Hellmut Wilhelm one of the most eminent American scholars of Chinese culture He discusses his father s textual methods and summarizes recent studies of the i I Ching i both in the West and in present day China The new edition contains minor textual corrections bibliographical revisions and an index, Full of mischief valor ribaldry and romance b The Arabian Nights b has enthralled readers for centuries These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad whose husband the king executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage Beginning an enchanting story each evening Shahrazad always withheld the ending A thousand and one nights later her life was spared forever, The Quran English pronunciation k r n Arabic al qur n IPA qur a n literally meaning the recitation also transliterated Qur an Koran Al Coran Coran Kuran and Al Qur an is the central religious text of Islam which Muslims believe to be the verbatim word of God Arabic Allah br br The Quran is composed of verses Ayat that make up chapters suras of unequal length which are classified either as Meccan or Medinan depending upon the place and time of their claimed revelation Muslims believe the Quran to be verbally revealed through the angel Jibr l Gabriel from God to Muhammad gradually over a period of approximately years beginning on December CE when Muhammad was and concluding in CE the year of his death br br br Muslims regard the Quran as the main miracle of Muhammad the proof of his prophethood and the culmination of a series of divine messages that started with the messages revealed to Adam regarded in Islam as the first prophet and continued with Suhuf Ibrahim Scrolls of Abraham the Tawrat Torah or Pentateuch of Moses the Zabur Tehillim or Book of Psalms of David and the Injil Gospel of Jesus The Quran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in Jewish and Christian scriptures summarizing some dwelling at length on others and in some cases presenting alternative accounts and interpretations of events The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance sometimes offering detailed accounts of specific historical events and often emphasizing the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence