The Book of Charlatans

The Book of Charlatans

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Uncovering the professional secrets of con artists and swindlers in the medieval Middle East

The Book of Charlatans is a comprehensive guide to trickery and scams as practiced in the thirteenth century in the cities of the Middle East, especially in Syria and Egypt. The author, al-Jawbarī, was well versed in the practices he describes and may well have been a reformed charlatan himself. Divided into thirty chapters, his book reveals the secrets of everyone from “Those… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Nyu Press (November 10, 2020)

Collection: Library of Arabic Literature

Format: EPUB

File size: 3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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