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Fables from East and West

Fables from East and West

From Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine

By (author) Louvre Abu Dhabi
By (author) National Library of France


Publishing 12th Aug 2024
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    • A fascinating journey into the world of animal fables
    • Published to accompany an exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi (in collaboration with Bibliothèque Nationale de France and France Muséums) from 26 March 2024 until 21 July 2024
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    Embark on a captivating journey through the world of animal fables with From Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling through Fables.

    This timeless literary genre transcends across cultures and centuries, imparting life lessons and values to both adults and children.

    From Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine traces the fascinating evolution of these fables. They originated in India and Greece, then evolved through influential figures such as Ibn al-Muqaffa’ and Aesop, reaching their pinnacle with French fabulist Jean de La Fontaine in the 17th century.

    Featuring approximately 133 artworks, beautifully illustrated manuscripts in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, graphic arts, and 3D objects, generously lent from prestigious institutions worldwide, this publication invites readers to witness the commonalities between Kalīla wa Dimna and La Fontaine.

    Exhibitions International
    Publish date
    12th Aug 2024
    Paperback / softback
    United Kingdom and Ireland
    280 mm x 210 mm
    192 Pages
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