Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature by Julie Scott Meisami, Paul Starkey

By Julie Scott Meisami, Paul Starkey

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature is an authoritative reference resource at the most crucial authors, works, genres, key words, options and concerns within the Arabic literary culture. The Encyclopedia covers the classical (pre-Islamic to 1258), transitional (1258-1798) and glossy sessions inside of a unmarried paintings. In over 1300 separately-authored entries, a few of the world's specialists mix present examine with conventional learn to supply authoritative research and statement on quite a lot of components. those contain significant authors, very important works, and a number of literary phrases. additionally coated are types akin to poetry, drama and newspaper writing and key severe innovations of Arabic literature.

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Neuwirth, Angelika, 'Abd ai-Latif al-Bagdadf's Bearbeitung von Buch Lambda der aristotelischen Metaphysik, Weisbaden (1976). 'Abd ai-Qadir ai-BaghdadI, who was born in Baghdad and died in Cairo, was a writer of commentaries - for example, on the verses quoted in al-Astarabadhi's commentary on Ibn al-IJajib's Shiifiya, and the Mughnf of 15 'Abd ai-Qadir al-JUani Ibn Hisham al-Nabwi. He also wrote a supercommentary on Ibn Hisham's commentary on the famous poem Banat Su'ad, by Ka'b ibn Zuhayr, which includes much biographical information about grammarians.

Studies in Islamic Mysticism, Cambridge (1921); rept New Delhi (1976), Ch. 2, 'The Perfect Man'. J. COOPER ~ Abd ai-Latif ai-BaghdadI (557 -629 /1162 -1231 ) A scholar from Baghdad, who wrote on many scientific and literary subjects. His intellectual autobiography is quoted by Ibn Abi U~aybi'a. Among his preserved works is an interesting description of Egypt, al-Ifiida wa-al-i'tibiir. Numerous other works - on grammar, rhetoric, poetics, medicine, philosophy, theology and the natural sciences - are either lost or still in manuscript.

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