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This front matter section of the book The Raven and the Falcon contains the table of contents, preface and a list of illustrations. The book explains the subject of youth versus old age in medieval Arabic literature, dispelling common misconceptions and providing relevant insight into its treatment in other literatures. In poetic imagery, youth is identified with the black raven, old age with the white falcon.

Keywords: black raven; medieval Arabic literature; white falcon



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