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Title ʻAbbasid belles-lettres / edited by Julia Ashtiany [and others]
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 517 pages) : map
Series The Cambridge history of Arabic literature
Cambridge history of Arabic literature.
Contents The ʻAbbasid Caliphate: a historical introduction / H.N. Kennedy -- Adab and the concept of belles-lettres / S.A. Bonebakker -- Shuʻūbiyyah in Arabic literature / H.T. Norris -- Ibn al-Muqaffaʻ and early ʻAbbasid prose / J.D. Latham -- Al-Jāḥiẓ / C. Pellat -- Al-Ṣaḥib Ibn ʻAbbād / C. Pellat -- Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī / M. Bergé -- Al-Hamadhānī, al-Ḥarīrī and the maqāmāt genre / A.F.L. Beeston -- Fables and legends / H.T. Norris -- ʻAbbasid poetry and its antecedents / M.M. Badawi -- Hunting poetry (ṭardiyjāt) / G. Rex Smith -- Political poetry / R. Rubinacci -- Love poetry (ghazal) / A. Hamori -- Wine poetry (khamriyyāt) / F. Harb -- Mystical poetry / M. Lings -- Ascetic poetry (zuhdiyyāt) / A. Hamori -- Bashshār b. Burd, Abū ʼl-ʻAtāhiyah and Abū Nuwās / G. Schoeler -- Al-Mutanabbī / A. Hamori -- Abū Firās al-Ḥamdānī / Abdullah El Tayib -- Abū ʼl-ʻAlāʼ al-Maʻarrī / ʻAʼishah ʻAbd al-Rahman -- Literary criticism / K. Abu Deeb -- Ibn al-Muʻtazz and Kitāb al-Badīʻ / S.A. Bonebakker -- Regional literature: Egypt / S.M. Ayyad -- Regional literature: the Yemen / A. El-Shami and R.B. Serjeant -- Appendix: Table of metres -- Bibliography
Summary This volume covers the artistic prose and poetry produced in the heartland and provinces of the 'Abbasid empire during the second great period of Arabic literature, from the mid-8th to the 13th centuries AD. Authors are quoted in English translation where possible and literary techniques explained
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-493) and index
Notes English
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Subject Abbassides (dynastie)
Arabic literature -- 750-1258 -- History and criticism
Arabic literature.
Letterkunde.
Arabisch.
Littérature arabe -- 750-1258.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bray, Julia.
LC no. 89042575
ISBN 9781139424905
1139424904
9781139424905
1316023494
9781316023495
0521088658
9780521088657