Al Mutanabbi: Voice of the Abbasid Poetic Ideal - Makers of the Muslim World (Hardback)
|Format:||Hardback 160 pages|
Not in stock
Usually despatched in 3-5 days
in the UK
This exhaustive and yet enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. A revolutionary at heart and often imprisoned or forced into exile throughout his tumultuous life, al-Mutanabbi wrote both controversial satires and when employed by one of his many patrons, laudatory panegyrics. Employing an ornate style and use of the ode, al-Mutanabbi was one of the first to successfully move away from the traditionally rigid form of Arabic verse, the 'qasida'.
This book can be found in...
The prices displayed are for website purchases only, and may differ to the prices in Waterstones shops.