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Re: "Alarbes"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1890  Friday, 6 October 2000.

[1]     From:   Manuela Rossini <
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        Date:   Thursday, 05 Oct 2000 18:15:14 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1882 Re: "Alarbes"

[2]     From:   Syd Kasten <
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        Date:   Friday, 6 Oct 2000 06:12:14 +0200 (IST)
        Subj:   "Alarbes"


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From:           Manuela Rossini <
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Date:           Thursday, 05 Oct 2000 18:15:14 +0200
Subject: 11.1882 Re: "Alarbes"
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1882 Re: "Alarbes"

In support of Abdulla Al-Dabbagh's reading: in medieval Spain, the
Arabian tribes were referred to as "los alarbes".

Saludos,
Manuela Rossini

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From:           Syd Kasten <
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Date:           Friday, 6 Oct 2000 06:12:14 +0200 (IST)
Subject:        "Alarbes"

Frank Whigham asked on Tuesday, 03 Oct:

>Can anyone identify the Alarbes, a people referred to in the following
>passage from Puttenham's *Art of English Poesy* (1589)?

I presume that Alarbe = Al Arabe, "al" being the definite article in
Arabic as in algebra, alchemy and Aldebaran.

Roman outposts where set up as far as the Arabian peninsula, to control
the spice trade, inter alia.

Best wishes,
Syd Kasten
 

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