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Structure and Meaning in Medieval Arabic and Persian Lyric Poetry: Orient Pearls

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This is the first comprehensive and comparative study of compositional and stylistic techniques in medieval Arabic and Persian lyric poetry. Ranging over some seven countries, it deals with works by over thirty poets in the Islamic world from Spain to present-day Afghanistan, and examines how this rich poetic traditions exhibits both continuity and development in the use ...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published October 15th 2002 by Routledge (first published March 10th 2002)
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Arabic is very different from the Indo-European languages in its letter forms and structure. Its poetry is quantitative, and builds on rich oral traditions of pre-Islamic Arabia. General introductions can be found at Britannica, Arabic poetry, Muslim philosophy, and Islamcity.

A very readable introduction is still R.A. Nicholson's A Literary History of the Arabs (CUP, 1956). More specialist is Julie Scott Meisami's Orient Pearls: Structure and Meaning in Medieval Arabic and Persian Poetry (Routle
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