Posted on 11/25/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Guardian recently wrote about Yasmine Seale’s new translation of Aladdin, the first to appear since researchers confirmed that the tale as we know it came from a Syrian man sharing it with a Frenchman in the early 1700s.  

We encourage you to check it out first, to get a foundation of sorts for how we came to know the story, and then head to the Ajam Media Collective’s website for a historian’s more comprehensive account.
 

Tagged As: History, The Guardian

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