In this collective volume, members of the AnonymClassic project will discuss, from different perspectives, a core aspect of their work with Kalīla and Dimna: the study of variation. The aim is to shed light on Kalīla and Dimna’s variance—or textual instability, in the framework of Bernard Cerquiglini—and typologies of textual mobility/mouvance across linguistic traditions and historical periods. How can these dynamics best be described, analyzed, and classified? What were the reasons for the remarkable mobility of this book; who were the agents that intervened; and how?
This is an AnonymClassic publication. The AnonymClassic project has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s H2020-EXCELLENT SCIENCE programme, ERC Advanced Grant Nr. 742635.
This article is part of the collective volume of the AnonymClassic research project: “An Unruly Classic: Kalīla and Dimna and Its Syriac, Arabic, and Early Persian Versions”, edited by B. Gruendler and I. Toral. Brill publishers, 2022.
Authors: Beatrice Gruendler, Isabel Toral, Khouloud Khalfallah, Rima Redwan, Jan J. van Ginkel, Theodore S. Beers, Johannes Stephan, Mahmoud Kozae.
For full PDF version, pls see Gruendler/Toral “An Unruly Classic: Kalīla and Dimna and Its Syriac, Arabic, and Early Persian Versions” also available via refubium at http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/refubium-32958.