JurjiZ
About Jurji Zaidan

Introductory Summary

The Conquest of Andalusia | The Battle of Poitiers | The Caliph's Sister

The Caliph's Heirs | Saladin and the Assassins


About the Novel | The Historical Context | The Translator | Study Guide

The Study Guide

The Study Guide for students deals with a number of questions about the author, the evolution of the Arabic novel, the historical context and the events of in the novel; it also includes a list of books for further reading. Questions include the following:

1. Who was Jurji Zaidan?

2. How may we understand ‘Arab Nationalism’ at the time of Jurji Zaidan?

3. What is the Nahda?

4. Why is the Battle of Poitiers so important to both Muslims and Christians?

5. Who are the principle characters of The Battle of Poitiers?

6. What are the major themes of the novel?

 

 

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