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Aladdin is a fictional character of the Arabic tale known as Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.
Aladdin's tale is one of the most famous of the Arab collection Uma Thousand Nights. It is known, however, that the story was added to the collection by the French Orientalist Antoine Galland, responsible for the translation that popularized the work in the West. The tale became best known for Disney's animated adaptation of "Aladdin" in 1992 and the live-action "Aladdin" in 2019.
There are no Arabic manuscripts with the history of Aladdin prior to the 18th century. According to Antoine Galland, the first Westerner of the One Thousand Nights, it was a storyteller named Hanna Diab, a Maronite from Aleppo, who told her the tale of Aladdin and the Marvelous Lamp in his house in 1709.Only in the eighteenth century did the narrative begin to appear in the Arabic manuscripts of the One Thousand Nights.
The origin of the tale is difficult to date because of the lack of elements in the text that help to situate the action. According to the scholar René R. Khawam, it is possible that the tale originated in the second half of the eleventh century, between the story of Sinbad (late eighth century) and the Arabian Nights (compiled in Arabic from the thirteenth century). Others assume an even older origin, such as E. Gáll, who found parallels with stories contained in papyri of the Hellenistic and Roman Antiquity of Egypt and with the practice of the robbery of Egyptian tombs, which made him propose that the history could have originated in the 7th century, after the Arab conquest of Egypt. Still other authors believe that the Aladdin tale contains many European elements - introduced in the Galland version - and that the Arab versions, including the folkloric versions, would be based on this one.
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