The Barlaam and Josaphat Romance (dataset)



Barlaam and Josaphat is an outstanding work of world literature. It was translated into many languages between the sixth and seventeenth centuries and circulated widely in various cultural and religious milieus across Eurasia. The romance was extraordinary popular in the Arab world. The rich history of its transmission in Arabic sources represents an important chapter in the premodern literary history of the Arab world and reflects its dynamic connections to other cultures. The project aims to edit and study several Arabic manuscripts of the romance.
Date made available3 Dec 2020
PublisherUniversity of St Andrews
Date of data production2019 -


  • Arabic literature
  • Arab culture
  • Barlaam and Josaphat
  • Arabic manuscripts
  • Comparative literature
  • Arabic Studies

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