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Le discours politique dans Kalila et Dimna d'Ibn al-Muqaffa'

Abstract : Literature and politics are two specific domains in one narrative: Kalila and Dimna. Ibn al-Muqaffaʻ, with a literary style that uses amusing words, necessary and pleasant all at once, raises various political questions. Our task is to unveil the political aspect of the book with much consideration for its literary aspect. Thus, this analysis is divided in three parts. In the first part, there is the representation of politics in Kalila and Dimna through a fable that portrays animals in a certain way, in order to reveal the reality in the world of humans that resembles the jungle. In the second part, there is the study of the relation between the imaginary discourse and the political action, considered as the object of any strategic use of power. Therefore, we addressed the points related to the preservation of power, and to its stabilization, as we mentioned the relation between power and knowledge. And finally, we analyzed the foundation of political action, where we observed three elements that are violence, obedience and the spirit of justice.
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Lahcen Boukhali. Le discours politique dans Kalila et Dimna d'Ibn al-Muqaffa'. Littératures. Ecole normale supérieure de lyon - ENS LYON, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011ENSL0680⟩. ⟨tel-00682596⟩

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