The Thousand And One Nights
Historical PerspectiveStreaming Video - 2006
Encompassing fairy tales, romances, legends, fables, parables, and anecdotes, The Thousand and One Nights is a composite of popular oral stories that developed over several centuries, mainly during the Empire of the Caliphate. This program scrutinizes the wonderfully audacious tale of Scheherazade and what it tells the attentive reader about the dreams of Arab men and women during the empire's golden age. Recurring themes such as a hunger for adventure and a desire to be free from tradition are explored, as well as a conception of power that glorifies self-control and disparages violence.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1999
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (27 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Historical perspective