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Lyons, M. C. (Malcolm Cameron)

Overview
Works: 143 works in 511 publications in 6 languages and 5,756 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Fairy tales  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, led
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Most widely held works by M. C Lyons
Saladin : the politics of the holy war by M. C Lyons( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saladin was one of the best-known figures of the Middle Ages. The West accepted him as a hero; Islam was indebted to him for the recovery of Jerusalem. Much of his life, however, was spent in fighting his fellow Muslims, and what unity he managed to impose on his dominions was shattered at his death. The history of his career is complicated by the fact that as well as being a military leader he was a diplomat, politician, and administrator, but the details of his manipulation of power in these several spheres shed important light on the structure of Islam, its unifying and divisive elements, and the society in which these operated." "Lyons and Jackson make use of hitherto neglected Arabic sources, including unpublished manuscript material - notably the correspondence, both private and official, of Saladin's own court. Such letters contain fresh information on the battles and diplomatic campaigns that accompanied Saladin's efforts to be accepted by his contemporaries as their leader in the Holy War."--Jacket
The man of wiles in popular Arabic literature : a study of a medieval Arab hero by M. C Lyons( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Man of Wiles (otherwise known as the Master Thief, the Trickster or the Fool) appears in every hero cycle within classical Arabic literature - proof of this figure's popularity with the audiences of Arab story-tellers. He embodies views acceptable to an otherwise inarticulate part of the population, allowing Islam to be treated in a paradoxical and sometimes humorous light in contrast to conventional piety. And he shares with Odysseus not only his wiles but his function as 'the sacker of cities', redressing the idea that classical Arabic literature is unrelated to anything outside its own borders. The study of this popular form sets out in detail the recorded lives of these Men of Wiles for those to whom the original texts are not available. -- Jacket
Tales of the marvellous and news of the strange( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dating from at least a millennium ago, this title features the earliest known Arabic short stories, surviving in a single, ragged manuscript in a library in Istanbul. It features monsters, lost princes, jewels beyond price, a princess turned into a gazelle, sword-wielding statues and shocking reversals of fortune
The Arabian nights : tales of 1001 nights( Book )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the beautiful Shahrazad gives herself to the bloody-handed King Shahriyar, she is not expected to survive beyond dawn. But using all her wit and guile, she begins a sequence of stories that will last 1001 nights: stories of jinns and blind men, warriors and princesses, viziers and magical palaces, and wonderful talking birds. This volume also includes the well-known tales of Sindbad the Sailor" "Along with this landmark new translation, Robert Irwin's introduction examines the history and provenance of the Nights, the different uses of the works - from ethnographic source to storytelling celebration - and the varied translations through the years. This edition also contains a glossary and maps."--Jacket
The Arabian epic : heroic and oral story-telling by M. C Lyons( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary classical Arabic reader by M. C Lyons( Book )

21 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El libro contiene una breve selección de textos clásicos (pp.1-77) y un glosario de términos árabe-inglés (pp.78-222)
On anatomical procedures; the later books by Galen( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabian nights : tales of 1001 nights( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her the next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king stories of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights
On the parts of medicine : on cohesive causes ; on regimen in acute diseases in accordance with the theories of Hippocrates by Galen( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in 5 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales from 1,001 nights : Aladdin, Ali Baba and other favourite tales( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales from the classic work, including the stories of Ali Baba, Aladdin, and Sindbad
The Arabian nights : tales of 1001 nights by M. C Lyons( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her the next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king stories of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights
Ayyubids, Mamlukes and Crusaders by Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥim Ibn al-Furāt( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identification and identity in classical Arabic poetry by M. C Lyons( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout early Arabic poetry the poets, for the most part, speak in the first person, a point which sets their tradition apart from those of most other articulate civilisations. The present study investigates the characteristic poetic roles found in the works of 37 poets, dating from the pre-Islamic to the Abbasid period, to which are added specimens of Spanish Arabic lyric poetry and of the popular poetry of Baghdad."--BOOK JACKET
Kitāb buqrāṭ fī ṭabīʻat al-insān : (On the nature of man) by Hippocrates( Book )

18 editions published in 1968 in 4 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb tadbīr al-amrāḍ al-hādda li-Buqrāṭ : Hippocrates: Regimen in acute diseases by Hippocrates( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in 4 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb Buqrāṭ fiʹl-amrāḍ al-bilādiyya = Hippocrates: On endemic diseases (airs, waters and places) by Hippocrates( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-ajinna li-Buqrāt : Hippocrates: On embryos (On the sperm & On the nature of the child) by Hippocrates( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and Arabic and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galeni In Hippocratis De officina medici commentariorum : versionem Arabicam, quoad exstat, ex codice Scorialensi et excerpta by Galen( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in Arabic and Latin and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on anatomical procedures : the later books by Galen( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galen was probably the greatest medical writer of antiquity and certainly the most prolific. His Anatomical Procedures (c. 200 CE) emobides the results of a lifetime of practical research; it is largely based on verbatim notes of lectures delivered during actual demonstrations of dissection. The work comprises fifteen books, of which only the first eight-and-a-halft have survived in the original Greek. An Arabic translation of the complete work has survived, however, and this has made possible the translation of the final six-and-a-half books (parts of book 9 and books 10-15). Duckworth's translation was originall made from a German translation of 1906, but for this 1962 edition it was revised by Lyons, working directly from the Arabic text, with the co-operation of Towers. Modern names for the parts of the body are inserted in brackets, and an anatomical index is supplied."--Back cover
 
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Saladin : the politics of the holy war
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The Arabian nights : tales of 1001 nightsThe Arabian epic : heroic and oral story-tellingThe Arabian nights : tales of 1001 nightsTales from 1,001 nights : Aladdin, Ali Baba and other favourite talesThe Arabian nights : tales of 1001 nightsIdentification and identity in classical Arabic poetryGalen on anatomical procedures : the later books
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Cameron Lyons, Malcolm

Lyons M. C

Lyons, Malcolm

Lyons Malcolm C.

Lyons, Malcolm Cameron

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