Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn /

El-Zein, Amira.

Islam, Arabs, and the intelligent world of the jinn / Amira El-Zein. - 1st ed. - Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2017. - xxiii, 215 p. ; 24 cm. - Contemporary issues in the Middle East . - Contemporary issues in the Middle East. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- The poetics of the invisible : Muslim imagination and the jinn -- Correspondences between jinn and humans -- Beings of light and of fire -- Divination, revelation, and the jinn -- Magic, possession, diseases, and the jinn -- Jinn in animal shapes -- Love between humans and jinn -- Jinn inspiring poets -- Conclusion: The sentience of inside out/outside in -- Appendix: The different classes of the jinn.

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Jinn.
Islamic demonology.

BP166.89 / .E49 2017