A Sketch Map of Arabic Poetry Anthologies up to the Fall of Baghdad

in Journal of Arabic Literature
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?



Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.



Help

Have Institutional Access?



Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Connect

Abstract

This article provides a sketch map of Arabic poetry anthologies up to the fall of Baghdad in 759/1258 by grouping titles that share general characteristics in form or content, or exhibit specific goals and aspirations. The purpose is to provide an analytic framework to the study of this type of literature. With its ten categories, the map allows for the inclusion of new or previously overlooked anthologies. The map is introduced by a survey of the state of scholarship on the terms adab and anthology within the scope of classical Arabic literature, and highlights a number of the main approaches to the study of Arabic literary anthology in recent scholarship. The article also suggests some authorial motives behind the genesis, development, and popularity of this type of literature.

A Sketch Map of Arabic Poetry Anthologies up to the Fall of Baghdad

in Journal of Arabic Literature

Sections

References

2

See H. Kilptarick“Adab,” Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature56.

6

Samer AliArabic Literary Salons in the Islamic Middle Ages (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press2010) 33.

8

See Abdallah Cheikh-Moussa“L’historien et la littérature arabe médiévale” 152-188. Heidy Toelle and Katia Zakharia “Pour une relecture des textes littéraires arabes: éléments de réflexion” Arabica 46 (1999) 523-540; Stefan Leder “Conventions of Fictional Narration in Learned Literature” in Story-telling in the Framework of Non-fictional Arabic Literature ed. Stefan Leder (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 1998) 34-60; idem “Authorship and Transmission in Unauthored Literature: the Akhbār of al-Haytham ibn ʿAdī” Oriens 31 (1988) 61-81.

17

N. M. El Cheikh“In Search for the Ideal Spouse” 179-196.

21

See Walter WerkmeisterQuellenuntersuchungen zum Kitāb al-ʿiqd al-farīd des Andalusiers (240/860-328/940) (Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag1983).

22

Manfred FleischhammerDie Quellen des Kitāb al-Aġānī (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz2004). Fuat Sezgin “Maṣādir kitāb al-aghānī li-Abī l-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī” in Vorträge zur Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften (Frankfurt: Maʿhad Tārīkh al-ʿUlūm al-ʿArabiyyah wa-l-Islāmīyyah fī iṭār Jāmiʿat Frānkfūrt) 147-58.

23

See Sebastian Günther“». . .Nor Have I Learned It from Any Book of Theirs« Abū l-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī: a Medieval Arabic Author at Work,” in Islamstudien ohne Ende: Festschrift Für Werner Ende Zum 65. Geburtstageds. R. Brunner et al. (Heidelberg: Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft2000) 139-154.

26

S. Leder and H. Kilpatrick“Classical Arabic Prose Literature: A Researchers’ Sketch Map,” Journal of Arabic Literature 23 (1992) 16-18.

28

Ibrāhīm NajjārShuʿarāʾ ʿabbāsiyyūn mansiyyūn (Beirut: Dār al-Gharb al-Islāmī1997) 1; 170-171.

36

See H. Kilpatrick“Anthologies, Medieval,” in Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature94-6.

40

S. Leder and H. Kilpatrick“Classical Arabic Prose Literature: A Researchers’ Sketch Map,” Journal of Arabic Literature 23 (1992).

49

See B. Orfali“The Works of Abū Manṣūr al-Thaʿālibī,” Journal of Arabic Literature 40 (2009) 302.

55

See H. Kilpatrick“Anthologies Medieval” 94.

56

See for example Ibn QutaybahʿUyūn al-akhbār (Cairo: al-Muʾassasah al-Miṣriyyah al-ʿĀmmah li-l-Taʾlīf wa-l-Tarjamah1964) 1: 10-12.

90

On this genre see G. J. van Gelder“Beautifying the Ugly and Uglifying the Beautiful: The Paradox in Classical Arabic Literature,” Journal of Semitic Studies 48.2 (2003): 321-351.

109

See H. Kilpatrick“Cosmic Correspondences: Songs as a Starting Point for an Encyclopaedic Portrayal of Culture,” in Pre-Modern Encyclopaedic Textsed. Peter Binkley (Leiden: E.J. Brill1997) 137-46.

Index Card

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 26 26 14
Full Text Views 14 14 14
PDF Downloads 5 5 5
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0