Mannerism in Arabic Poetry: A Structural Analysis of Selected Texts (3rd Century AH/9th Century AD - 5th Century AH/11th Century AD)

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 7, 2004 - History - 240 pages
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This book attempts to identify elements of mannerism and classicism in medieval Arabic poetry. Instead of focusing on rhetorical devices, as is conventional in such studies, the author carries out a structuralist analysis of complete poems.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Islamic panegyric
9
2 Buhturi
28
3 Mihyar alDaylaml
48
4 Abu lAtahiya
71
5 Maarri
97
6 Mannerism
155
Appendix
181
Translations and commentaries of texts
194
Glossary of Arabic technical terms
215
Notes
218
Bibliography
223
Index
229
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