A 17th-Century Daghestani Arabic Treatise on Djinns

Introducing a newly-discovered tale from the Caucasus

The black king of the djinns, Al-Malik al-Aswad, from the late 14th-century Book of Wonders

As a preview of a forthcoming study guide on the literatures of the North Caucasus from antiquity to the present, I share here a story about a newly-discovered treatise on djinns from early modern Daghestan




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Rebecca Ruth Gould

Rebecca Ruth Gould

Poetry, politics, author’s rights, the Caucasus, Iran, Palestine. Writer. Educator. rrgould.hcommons.org. Support my work ☕ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rrgould

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