Question: Who first translated 1001 Nights?

The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1706-21) is the very first translation in English of A Thousand and One Nights. It was translated from Antoine Gallands Les Mille et Une Nuits (1704-17) by an anonymous Grub Street translator.

Who originally wrote 1001 Nights?

Christian Maximilian Habicht (born in Breslau, Kingdom of Prussia, 1775) collaborated with the Tunisian Mordecai ibn al-Najjar to create this edition containing 1001 nights.

What is the origin of 1001 Nights?

The region where The Thousand and One Nights originated as oral tales. The stories in The Thousand and One Nights have traveled the world repeatedly over the centuries. But this region is where they originated, first told by storytellers in the 600s-900s CE in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Which British explorer translated and compiled One Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights ?

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (1885), is an English language translation of One Thousand and One Nights (the Arabian Nights) – a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age by the British explorer and Arabist Richard Francis Burton ( ...

When was Arabian Nights first written?

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a NightCover of a volume of the original Kama Shastra Society first edition.TranslatorRichard Francis BurtonPublication date1885ISBN978-0517001523Followed byThe Supplemental Nights to the Thousand Nights and a Night (1886–1888)5 more rows

Who translated Arabian Nights into English?

English translations were made by Edward William Lane (from Bulaq), and John Payne and the traveller and explorer Sir Richard Burton from Calcutta II. The translations by Lane and Burton are laden with ethnographic commentary of truly 19th-century character.

What language was Arabian Nights written in?

Arabic One Thousand and One Nights/Original languages

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