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Christine VAN RUYMBEKE : Political purport of the fables "Kalila and Dimna"

Christine Van Ruymbeke works essentially on XV century's version made in Irat and called by its author,Vaez Kashefi, " Light of Canopic" - «Anvar-i Suhayli».
"The 3 big stages of the history of the fables " Kalila et Dimna ": - Translation in Arabic in VIII century by Ibn al-Muqaffa, - New translation in Persian in XII century. - Rewriting of this last translation in XV century by the author Vaez Kashefi in Irat. This new version gets, by its author, a new title - "Anvar-i Suhayli" These fables will be translated into French 200 years later. Kashefi tells in the introduction of his version that the aim of theses fables is not a morality lesson but a research in political sciences. Kashefi found out the intial aim of these fables in sanscrit - to explain to young princes how to do for succeed in political career. Ibn al-Muqaffa realized the political purport of persian fables, that is why he added to them a chapter wich gave them a moralizing aspect. So, my aim is to clean the fables of the morality connotation for reveal the initial purpose of these fables."

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