al-Jahiz's Book of Animals: The transcendent value of disgust

al-Jahiz's Book of Animals: The transcendent value of disgust

Jeannie Miller, an assistant professor in the department of near & Middle Eastern civilizations, is working on a manuscript examining The Book of Animals by al-Jahiz, a ninth-century Arabic writer and polymath. Al-Jahiz  saw himself as a theologian and natural scientist, but is often miscast because of the risqué nature of some of his prose.

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