Hadith Bayad wa Riyad

Kisah Bayad dan Riyadحديث بياض ورياضHadîth Bayâd wa Riyâdحدیث بیاض و ریاض

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Hadith Bayāḍ wa Riyāḍ (Arabic: حديث بياض ورياض‎, "The Story of Bayad and Riyad") is a 13th-century Arabic love story. The main characters of the tale: Bayad, a merchant's son and a foreigner from Damascus, Riyad, a well-educated slave girl in the court of an unnamed Hajib (vizier or minister) of 'Iraq (Mesopotamia), and a "Lady" (al-sayyida).The Hadith Bayad wa Riyad manuscript is one of three surviving illustrated manuscripts from medieval al-Andalus (in modern Spain and Portugal). Many non-illustrated Andalusi books do survive, so illustrated manuscripts may have been rare. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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