|Title||The Discourses: Reflections on History, Sufism, Theology, and Literature|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||al-Yusi A-H, Stearns JK|
|Series Title||Library of Arabic Literature|
|Publisher||New York University Press|
Edited and translated by Justin K. Stearns, Ph.D. 2007
Al-Ḥasan al-Yūsī was arguably the most influential and well-known Moroccan intellectual figure of his generation. In 1084/1685, at the age of roughly fifty-four, and after a long and distinguished career, this Amazigh scholar from the Middle Atlas began writing a collection of short essays on a wide variety of subjects. Completed three years later and gathered together under the title Discourses on Language and Literature (al-Muhadarat fi l-adab wa-l-lughah), they offer rich insight into the varied intellectual interests of an ambitious and gifted Moroccan scholar, covering subjects as diverse as genealogy, theology, Sufism, history, and social mores.