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Aladdin in the Magic Garden, an illustration by Max Liebert from Ludwig Fulda's Aladin und die Wunderlampe
Aladdin in the Magic Garden, an illustration by Max Liebert from Ludwig Fulda's Aladin und die Wunderlampe

Aladdin (an adaptation of the Arabic name (originally Tunisian) Alā' ad-Dīn, Arabic: علاء الدين literally "nobility of faith") is one of the tales of medieval Arabian origin[1] in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), and one of the most famous. Aladdin may refer to: Aladdin, the story from the Arabian Nights series of tales, as well as the name of the storys hero Aladdin (Disney character), he is the main protagonist of the Disney movie Aladdin. ... Download high resolution version (534x749, 107 KB)Aladdin in the Magic Garden - From Aladdin und die Wunderlampe, by Ludwig Fulda, Illustrated by Max Liebert - Project Gutenberg eText 14221 - http://www. ... Download high resolution version (534x749, 107 KB)Aladdin in the Magic Garden - From Aladdin und die Wunderlampe, by Ludwig Fulda, Illustrated by Max Liebert - Project Gutenberg eText 14221 - http://www. ... Categories: Stub | 1862 births | 1939 deaths ... The tughra (stylized signature) of Sultan Mahmud II of the Ottoman Empire. ... Arabic redirects here. ... During the Islamic Golden Age, usually dated from the 8th century to the 13th century,[1] engineers, scholars and traders of the Islamic world contributed enormously to the arts, agriculture, economics, industry, literature, navigation, philosophy, sciences, and technology, both by preserving and building upon earlier traditions and by adding many... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ...

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Synopsis

The original story of Aladdin is an Arabic folk tale. It concerns an impoverished young ne'er-do-well named Aladdin, in a Chinese city, who is recruited by a sorcerer from the Maghreb, who passes himself off as the brother of Aladdin's late father; to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby-trapped magic cave. After the sorcerer attempts to double-cross him, Aladdin finds himself trapped in the cave. Fortunately, Aladdin retains a magic ring loaned to him by the sorcerer. When he rubs his hands in despair, he inadvertently rubs the ring, and a djinni appears, who takes him home to his mother. Aladdin is still carrying the lamp, and when his mother tries to clean it, a second, far more powerful djinni appears, who is bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp. With the aid of the djinni of the lamp, Aladdin becomes rich and powerful and marries princess Badroulbadour, the Emperor's daughter. The djinni builds Aladdin a wonderful palace - far more magnificent than that of the Emperor himself. Look up sorcerer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Antique bronze oil lamp with Christian symbol (replica) A terra-cotta oil lamp, Antique oil lamp (replica) An oil lamp is a simple vessel used to produce light continuously for a period of time from a fuel source. ... This article is about an antipersonnel trap designed for use against humans. ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... Look up sorcerer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Magic ring is an article of jewlery that appears frequently in fantasy and fairytale. ... For other uses, see Genie (disambiguation). ... Badroulbadour (Arabic بدر البدور, badru l-budūr, full moon of full moons) is an Arabian princess whom Aladdin married in the story of Aladdin And The Magic Lamp. ...

"Aladdin Saluted Her with Joy", Arabian Nights, illustration by Virginia Frances Sterret, 1928
"Aladdin Saluted Her with Joy", Arabian Nights, illustration by Virginia Frances Sterret, 1928

The sorcerer returns and is able to get his hands on the lamp by tricking Aladdin's wife, who is unaware of the lamp's importance, by offering to exchange "new lamps for old". He orders the djinni of the lamp to take the palace to his home in the Maghreb. Fortunately, Aladdin retains the magic ring and is able to summon the lesser djinni. Although the djinni of the ring cannot directly undo any of the magic of the djinni of the lamp - he is able to transport Aladdin to Maghreb, and help him recover his wife and the lamp and defeat the sorcerer.ALADIN RULES!! Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 457 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (494 × 648 pixels, file size: 142 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Faithful reproductions of two-dimensional original works cannot attract copyright in the U.S. according to the rule in Bridgeman Art Library v. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 457 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (494 × 648 pixels, file size: 142 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Faithful reproductions of two-dimensional original works cannot attract copyright in the U.S. according to the rule in Bridgeman Art Library v. ...


Meaning

The theme of a trickster being outwitted by another trickster of lowly birth is a widespread fairy tale motif. The trickster figure Reynard the Fox as depicted in an 1869 childrens book by Michel Rodange. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ...


One Jungian view of the story of Aladdin would hold it as a classic example of a "rags-to-riches" story. This type of story presents in three parts: from lowly beginnings, a protagonist achieves an initial success in life, traverses a major crisis in which all seems lost, and finally triumphs over adversity to achieve more stable and enduring success. This final success is only possible because the hero has learned a degree of inner maturity by going through the crisis. Aladdin's first success came too easily and was not based on his own efforts, but the djinn who helped him; his despair at losing the princess and the palace to the evil sorcerer takes him to a spiritual place at which he needs to arrive before he can develop true strength and wholeness by making his own efforts to succeed. The wholeness he finally achieves is symbolized by the re-establishment of the relationship with the princess. Under this view, one of the reasons for the enduring interest of the Aladdin story lies in our often unconscious recognition of the importance of its underlying meaning. We recognize our own struggles to grow and develop in Aladdin's journey. Rags To Riches was a TV show that was broadcast on NBC for two seasons from 1987 to 1988. ...


Sources and setting

New Crowns for Old, a 19th Century British cartoon based on the Aladdin story (Disraeli as Abanazer from the pantomime version of Aladdin offering Queen Victoria an Imperial crown (of India) in exchange for a Royal one).
New Crowns for Old, a 19th Century British cartoon based on the Aladdin story (Disraeli as Abanazer from the pantomime version of Aladdin offering Queen Victoria an Imperial crown (of India) in exchange for a Royal one).

No medieval Arabic source has been traced for the tale, which was incorporated into The Book of One Thousand and One Nights by its French translator, Antoine Galland, who heard it from an Arab Syrian Christian storyteller from Aleppo. Galland's diary (March 25, 1709) records that he met the Maronite scholar, by name Youhenna Diab ("Hanna"), who had been brought from Aleppo to Paris, France by Paul Lucas, a celebrated French traveller. Galland's diary also tells that his translation of "Aladdin" was made in the winter of 1709–10. It was included in his volumes ix and x of the Nights, published in 1710. Image File history File links Victoria_Disraeli_cartoon. ... Image File history File links Victoria_Disraeli_cartoon. ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, 1881) was a British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ... The Christmas Pantomime colour lithograph bookcover, 1890 Pantomime (informally, panto) refers to a theatrical genre, traditionally found in Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland, which is usually performed around the Christmas and New Year holiday season. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ... Antoine Galland (April 4, 1646 — February 17, 1715) was a French orientalist and archaeologist, and the first European translator of the Arabian Nights. ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... Location of the governorate of Aleppo within Syria Aleppo (Arabic: [ḥalab], ) is a city in northern Syria, capital of the Aleppo Governorate. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... Maronites (Marunoye ܡܪܘܢܝܐܶ; in Syriac, Mâruniyya مارونية in Arabic) are members of an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Pope of Rome. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Paul Lucas (1664 in Rouen - 1737 in Madrid) was a French merchant, naturalist, physician and antiquarian to King Louis XIV. He travelled extensively in Greece, Turkey, the Levant and Egypt, in three major voyages (1699-1703), (1704-1708) and (1714-1717). ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... // Events April 10 - The worlds first copyright legislation became effective, Britains Statute of Anne Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713) Births January 3 - Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. ...


John Payne, Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and Other Stories, (London 1901) gives details of Galland's encounter with the man he referred to as "Hanna" and the discovery in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris of two Arabic manuscripts containing Aladdin (with two more of the "interpolated" tales). One is a jumbled late 18th century Syrian version. The more interesting one, in a manuscript that belonged to the scholar M. Caussin de Perceval, is a copy of a manuscript made in Baghdad in 1703. It was purchased by the Bibliothèque Nationale at the end of the nineteenth century. John Payne (1842 - 1916) was an English poet and translator, from Devon. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The new buildings of the library. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Armand-Pierre Caussin de Perceval (1795–1871), French orientalist, was born in Paris on the 13th of January 1795. ... Events February 2 - Earthquake in Aquila, Italy February 4 - In Japan, the 47 samurai commit seppuku (ritual suicide) February 14 - Earthquake in Norcia, Italy April 21 - Company of Quenching of Fire (ie. ...


Note that although it is considered an Arabic tale either because of its source, or because it was included in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, the characters in the story are neither Arabs nor Persians, but rather are from "China". The country in the story is however an Islamic country, where most people are Muslims. There is a Jewish merchant who buys Aladdin's wares (and incidentally cheats him), but there is no mention of Buddhists or Confucians. Everybody in this country bears an Arabic name and its monarch seems much more like a Persian ruler than a Chinese emperor. The country of the tale is a fabled place in a distant land, definitely eastwards - [2] but of course has little or no relationship to a "real" or historic China. Again, this sort of thing is common enough in fairy tales - whether due to an unsophisticated narrator's ignorance, or as a deliberate device. Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ... Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ... Confucianism (儒家 Pinyin: rújiā The School of the Scholars), sometimes translated as the School of Literati, is an East Asian ethical, religious and philosophical system originally developed from the teachings of Confucius. ...


For a narrator unaware of the existence of America, Aladdin's "China" would represent "the Utter East" while the sorcerer's homeland of Morocco represented "the Utter West".


In the beginning of the tale, the sorcerer's taking the effort to make such a long journey, the longest conceivable in the narrator's (and his listeners') perception of the world, underlines the sorcerer's determination to gain the lamp and hence the lamp's great value. In the later episodes, the instantaneous transition from the east to the west and back, performed effortlessly by Djinns, make their power all the more marvelous.


In literature, the stage, film, and games

Adam Oehlenschläger wrote his drama Aladdin in 1805. Carl Nielsen wrote incidental music for this play. Statue of Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger in Frederiksberg Gardens (Copenhagen) Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger* (November 14, 1779-January 20, 1850) was a Danish poet and playwright. ... Carl Nielsen Carl August Nielsen (June 9, 1865, Sortelung – October 3, 1931, Copenhagen) was a conductor, violinist, and the most internationally known composer from Denmark. ... Incidental music is music in a play, television program, radio program or some other form not primarily musical. ...


In the United Kingdom, the story of Aladdin has been a popular subject for pantomime for over 200 years.[1] The traditional Aladdin pantomime is the source of the well-known pantomime character Widow Twankey - (Aladdin's mother). In pantomime versions of the story, changes in the setting and plot are often made to fit it better into "China" (albeit a China situated in London's East End rather than Medieval Baghdad). A version of the "pantomime Aladdin" is Sandy Wilson's musical Aladdin. The Christmas Pantomime colour lithograph bookcover, 1890 Pantomime (informally, panto) refers to a theatrical genre, traditionally found in Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland, which is usually performed around the Christmas and New Year holiday season. ... Widow Twankey is a character in the pantomime Aladdin. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Sandy Wilson (born May 19, 1924) is a British composer and lyricist, best known for his musical, The Boyfriend (1954). ... The Black Crook (1866) is considered the first musical comedy Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Aladdin, was a musical/pantomime written by Sandy Wilson for the inaugural Christmas Pantomime at the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. ...


In the 1960s Bollywood produced Aladdin and Sinbad, very loosely based on the original, in which the two named heroes get to meet and share in each other's adventures. In this version, the lamp's djinni (genie) is female and Aladdin marries her rather than the princess (she becomes a mortal woman for his sake). Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ... The name Sinbad when used alone refers to more than one personage, place, or thing. ...


The tale has been adapted to animated film a number of times, including Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, the 1939 Popeye the Sailor cartoon. Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp is a two-reel animated cartoon short subject in the Popeye Color Specials series, produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on April 7, 1939 by Paramount Pictures. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Popeye from an opening still from one of his cartoon shorts, with his characteristic corncob pipe and single good eye. ...


In 1962 the Italian branch of the Walt Disney Company published the story Paperino e la grotta di Aladino (Donald and Aladdin's Cave), written by Osvaldo Pavese and drawn by Pier Lorenzo De Vita. In it, Uncle Scrooge leads Donald Duck and their nephews on an expedition to find the treasure of Aladdin and encounter the Middle Eastern counterparts of the Beagle Boys. Scrooge describes Aladdin as a brigand who used the legend of the lamp to cover the origins of his ill-gotten gains. They find the cave holding the treasure which is blocked by a huge rock and it requires a variation of "Open Sesame" to open it, thus providing a link to Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves [2]. Disney redirects here. ... Uncle Scrooge #21 cover. ... Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck are a trio of fictional ducks who appear in animated cartoons and comic books published by the Walt Disney Company. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The Beagle Boys are a group of fictional characters from the Scrooge McDuck universe loosely based on the popular image of Ma Barker and the Barker-Karpis Gang. ... For other senses of this word, see outlaw (disambiguation). ... Ali Baba by Maxfield Parrish (1909). ...

Aladdin, as seen in the Disney version.

A Soviet film Volshebnaia Lampa Aladdina ("Aladdin's Magic Lamp") was released in 1966. Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... This article is about the Disney film. ...


In 1982 Media Home Entertainment released Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Media Home Entertainment was a home video company headquartered in Los Angeles, California and established in 1978 as MEDA. The company released many videos from 1978 until 1992 , which were mainly various independent films and some films from the Cannon Films library. ...


Currently the form in which the medieval tale is best known, especially to the very young, is Aladdin, the 1992 animated feature by Walt Disney Feature Animation. In this version several characters are renamed, the setting is moved from China to the fictional Arabian city of Agrabah, and the structure of the plot is simplified. Broadway Junior has released Aladdin Junior, a children's musical based on the music and screenplay of the Disney animation. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Animation refers to the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ...


One of the many retellings of the tale appears in A Book of Wizards and A Choice of Magic, by Ruth Manning-Sanders. A Book of Wizards is a 1967 anthology of 11 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. ... A Choice of Magic is a 1971 anthology of 32 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. ... Ruth Manning-Sanders (born 1895 in Swansea, Wales; died October 12, 1988, in Penzance, England) was a poet and author who was perhaps best known for her series of childrens books in which she collected and retold fairy tales from all over the world. ...


There was also a hotel and casino in Las Vegas named Aladdin from 1963 to 2007. For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... The Aladdin is an Arabian Nights theme hotel and casino located at 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


The game Sonic and the Secret Rings is heavily based on the story of Aladdin. Sonic and the Secret Rings, (formerly known by the working title Sonic Wild Fire), is a video game within the Sonic the Hedgehog series that was released exclusively for the Wii on February 20, 2007 in North America, in Europe on March 2, 2007[1] and in Japan on March...


See also

The Bronze Ring is the first story in The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. ... Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box is a Gypsy fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in English Fairy Tales. ... The Tinder Box is a Danish fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. ... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ... Arabian mythology is the ancient beliefs of the Arabs. ...

External links

  • "Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp", in John Payne, Oriental Tales vol. 13
  • Alaeddin, by Sir Richard Francis Burton. (in HTML and annotated)
  • The Thousand Nights and a Night in several classic translations, with additional material, including Payne's introduction [3] and quotes from Galland's diary.
  • The Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang, available at Project Gutenberg.
  • Aladdin Junior, the Broadway Junior Musical
  • Aladdin From Compton on YouTube

Richard Burton, portrait by Frederic Leighton, National Portrait Gallery, London Sir Richard Francis Burton (March 19, 1821 - October 19, 1890), British consul, explorer, translator, and Orientalist, was born at Barham House, Hertfordshire, England. ... Project Gutenberg, abbreviated as PG, is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive and distribute cultural works. ...

Notes

  1. ^ John Payne, Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp and Other Stories, (London 1901) gives details of Galland's encounter with 'Hanna' in 1709 and of the discovery in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris of two Arabic manuscripts containing Aladdin and two more of the 'interpolated' tales. Text of "Alaeddin and the enchanted lamp"
  2. ^ Compare "Cathay". See Hugh Honour, Chinoiserie: The Vision of Cathay (1961). Section I "The Imaginary Continent".
  • Jung, C.G. (1989) 'The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairy Tales', in C.G. Jung, Four Archetypes: Mother, Rebirth, Spirit, Trickster. London: Ark Paperbacks.
  • Jung, C.G., Franz, M.-L. von, Henderson, J.L. Jacobi, J. and Jaffe, A. (1964) Man and His Symbols, Conceived and edited by C.G. Jung. London: Picador.

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Aladdin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1248 words)
After the sorcerer attempts to double-cross him, Aladdin keeps the lamp for himself, and discovers that it summons a surly djinn that is bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp.
Aladdin discovers a lesser, polite djinn is summoned by a ring loaned to him by the sorcerer but forgotten during the double-cross.
For a narrator unaware of the existence of America, Aladdin's land would represent "the Utter East" while the sorcerer's homeland of Morocco represented "the Utter West" (the name "Morocco" is itself a corruption of the Arabic for "West", and the story introduces the sorcerer as "a westerner").
Aladdin (1992 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3215 words)
Aladdin was followed by two direct-to-video sequels: The Return of Jafar (1994) and Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996), and an animated television series, Aladdin, set between the two sequels.
Aladdin discovers that the lamp is home to an eccentric, fun-loving genie (simply named "Genie"), who will grant him any three wishes, excluding wishes to force a person to fall in love, to kill someone, to bring someone back from the dead, or to give his master extra wishes.
Aladdin however, wants to naturally impress her, so he deceives her by telling her that he really is a prince and had just pretended be a commoner in order to escape the restrictions of palace life, much like what Jasmine did.
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