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The Subtle Ruse

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Subtle Ruse the Book of Arabic Wisdom and Guile by Rene R Khawam:

Rene R Khawam's The Subtle Ruse


An English translation of the Raqa’iq al-hilal fi Daqaiq al-hiyal (“Cloaks of Fine Fabric in Subtle Ruses”), written c. 1300 e.v. as a compendium of diplomacy, applied psychology, and subterfuge, in the form of numerous narratives and examples. [via]



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