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I. Translation of Jurji Zaidan’s Five Historical Novels

Translations of historical novels by noted translators scholars were initiated in 2009 and have all been completed. The first novel, the Conquest of Andalusia, has been published and the other four novels are expected to be published by the spring of 2012.  

1. The Conquest of Andalusia (Fath- al-Andalus).
Translated with an Afterword and Study Guide by Professor Roger Allen of the University of Pennsylvania and an introduction by the Zaidan Foundation.

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2. The Battle of Poitiers (or Charles Martel and ‘Abd al- Rahman).
Translated with a Study Guide by Professor William Granara of Harvard University and an introduction by the Zaidan Foundation.

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3. The Caliph’s Sister -- Harun al-Rashid and the Fall of the Persians
(
al-Abbasa Ukht al-Rashid)

Translated by Professor Issa J. Boullata of Mc Gill University with a Study Guide and an introduction by the Zaidan Foundation.

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4. The Caliph’s Heirs -- Brothers at War: the Fall of Baghdad
(al-Amin wal-Ma’mun).
Translated with an Afterword and Study Guide by Professor Michael Cooperson of UCLA and an Introduction by the Zaidan Foundation.

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5. Saladin and the Assassins(Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi).
Translated by Professor Paul Starkey of Durham University in the UK with a Study Guide and an Introduction by the Zaidan Foundation.

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More details on these novels are available here.

II. Jurji Zaidan’s Contributions to Modern Arab Thought and Literature

A Symposium sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Zaidan Foundation on the works of Jurji Zaidan was held at the Library of Congress in Washington DC on Tuesday June 5, 2012. The Zaidan Foundation published in 2013 a volume of papers by noted scholars commissioned for the Symposium. It is entitled Jurji Zaidan’s Contributions to Modern Arab Thought and Literature (ISBN 978-0-9848-4354-1) edited by George C. Zaidan and Thomas Philipp.
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See details of the Symposium here.

III. Jurji Zaidan and the Foundations of Arab Nationalism

This volume by Thomas Philipp published in 2014 can be ordered from Syracuse University Press in New York. (ISBN Cloth: 978-0-8156 and E-book  ISBN 978-0-8156-5271-7).

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Opera on the Life of Jurji Zaidan
(in Arabic) attended by the
President of Egypt

Prelude with Speeches of Literary Figures

Libretto





Jurji Zaidan and his Family

Centennial Celebrations
of Dar-al-Hilal