Nawolska, Anna

Dr. Nawolska is a Lecturer of Arabic language and culture at Wroclaw University. She received her Ph.D. in Arabic Studies at the Oriental Institute at Warsaw University.

Sirat Antara - The Manuscript From the University Library in Wroclaw, Poland
2012 0-7734-2565-1
The Sirat Antara was an eighteenth century manuscript discovered by Anna Nawolska in the Manuscripts Department of Wroclaw University, Poland, which Nawolska translated from Arabic into English. Anatara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi was a sixth century pre-Islamic poet, knight, and hero. The Sirat Antara is the fifth incomplete volume of the chivalric epic that details the heroic deeds of Anatara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi. Not only does Nawolska provide a translation of the manuscript, but she also presents a history of the Sirat Antara and the genesis of Arabic chivalric epic. This book will appeal not only to Arbaists and Orienatlists but also to historians, political scientists, anthropologists, art historians, and sociologists.