The meaning of "party-crashing" in the language and the first person named after it
Going to a meal without being invited is deemed rude
Those who cast aspersions on party-crashing and its practitioners and satirize and denounce them
Those who praise, make excuses for, or speak well of party-crashing
Party-crashers from among the notables, the noble, the learned, and the cultured
Those who engage in very subtle acts of party-crashing
Those who love people to sponge and facilitate it
Anecdotes about party-crashers who exert themselves in party-crashing and make it a trade and occupation
Accounts of the ones that the guards would refuse, but who outwit the guards with a lie or a ruse
Mention of the party-crashers' conversations, advice, and poetry
Accounts of Bunan, the party-crasher
A document pertaining to party-crashing.
He's fond of anyone who throws a party; he's always at a party in his dreams, for party-crashing's blazoned on his heart . . . a prisoner to the path of fine cuisine. With this statement, al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, a Muslim preacher and scholar, introduces The Art of Party-Crashing, a book that represents a sharp departure from the religious scholarship for which he is known. Compiled in the eleventh century, this collection of irreverent and playful anecdotes celebrates eating, drinking, and general merriment. Ribald jokes, flirtations, and wry observations of misbehaving Muslims acquaint readers with everyday life in medieval Iraq in a way that is both entertaining and edifying. Selove's translation, accompanied by her whimsical drawings, introduces the delights and surprises of medieval Arabic humour to a new audience. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780815632986 20190204
Book — xi, 603 p., 29 p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
The ancient Egyptians imagined the circulation of the sun as a journey of the sun god crossing the heavens and the netherworld in his barque, accompanied by a crew of gods. The Books of the Afterlife describe the events of this journey and the creatures encountered by the travellers, as well as various mythological or scientific ideas associated by the Egyptians with these travels. While several compositions describe the nocturnal journey, only one single source reports on the daytime journey: the Book of the Day (Livre du Jour). In the 1940s Alexandre Piankoff presented the first and so far standard edition of the Book of the Day, for which the two versions in the tomb of Ramesses VI provided the textual basis. Further sources were either published incompletely or remained unrecognized, for instance several sarcophagi. Still other sources have been considered to represent the Book of the Day, but their classification remains an issue. This study critically assesses all known sources and presents a new edition based on a revised compilation of texts. On the grounds of his synoptic text edition, the author provides the first German translation of the Book and a philological comment. He re-evaluates cryptographically encoded texts, describes the cosmography and hidden mytho-geography of the Book, and discusses its astronomical conceptions.
Explores the interaction between magic and medicine in ancient Mesopotamia, as applied specifically to ghosts. This book includes a discussion of sin and natural causes in Mesopotamian medicine. It transliterates and translates 352 prescriptions, designed to cure psychological and physical ailments thought to be caused by ghosts. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789004123977 20160528