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Book: Be Like Adam's Son

Chapter: 9. Lā tuṣāliḥ in the Sīrat al-Zīr Sālim: A Hymn to Long-term Peace

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44457


This chapter focuses on the aspects of mediation in the Sīrat al-Zīr Sālim. It analyses the remote causes of the war, the descriptions of happy life in peace and the several attempts to mediate, with the aim of highlighting how this epic legend fosters the value of peace, while maintaining that, in some circumstances, not to reconcile is the only solution for achieving peace.

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