Abbasid Belles Lettres

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Julia Ashtiany
Cambridge University Press, Mar 30, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 517 pages
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This volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature covers 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-eighth to the thirteenth centuries AD.
 

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Contents

The successor states
7
Ascetic poetry uhdiyyat
15
Adah and the concept of belleslettres
16
Adab and the professions
24
Shuubiyyah in Arabic literature
31
Themes of proShucubl polemic
38
Shuubiyyah in alAndalus
45
AlJahiz
78
Mystical poetry
235
Poets of the later cAbbasid period
250
by A Hamor1 Princeton University
265
Bashshar b Burd Abu icAtahiyah and Abu Nuwas
275
Abu VAtahiyah
286
AlMutanabbl
300
Panegyric madih
306
Transmission of Mutanabbls poetry
314

Scholarly works
86
AlSahib Ibn cAbbad
96
Theology kalam and works of a political or religious nature
103
Abu Hayyan alTawhldl
112
AlHamadhanl alHariri and the maqamat genre
125
Fables and legends
136
cAbbasid poetry and its antecedents
146
Hunting poetry tardiyyat
167
Metres and rhyme
174
Political poetry
185
Love poetry ghaal
202
Wine poetry khamriyyat
219
cAbbasid wine poetry
227
Other influences
324
Literary criticism
339
Ibn alMuctazz and Kitab alBadf
388
Background to the composition of Kitab alBadf
396
Origins of Ibn alMuctazzs terminology
402
Ibn alMuctazz and Qudamah b Jacfar
409
Epistolography in the Fatimid and Ayyubid periods
419
Poetry
429
the Yemen
442
The Sulayhid period
454
Table of metres
469
Index
494
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