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In The Cooing of the Dove and the Cawing of the Crow Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych offers original translations, close readings, and new interpretations of selected poems from the two contrasting diwans of the blind Late ʿAbbāsid master-poet, Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī (d. 449 H./1057 C.E.). The first is Saqṭ al-Zand (Sparks of the Flint), the highly esteemed collection of qaṣīdah poetry of his youth, which he later disavowed. The second is Luzūm Mā Lā Yalzam (Requiring What Is Not Required), the programmatic double-rhymed collection from his later period of withdrawal and seclusion. She argues that the contrasting ‘poetics of engagement’ and ‘poetics of disengagement’ of the two diwans reflect the transition from High Classical to Post Classical aesthetics.
The present English translation reproduces the original German of Carl Brockelmann’s Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL) as accurately as possible. In the interest of user-friendliness the following emendations have been made in the translation: Personal names are written out in full, except b. for ibn; Brockelmann’s transliteration of Arabic has been adapted to comply with modern standards for English-language publications; modern English equivalents are given for place names, e.g. Damascus, Cairo, Jerusalem, etc.; several erroneous dates have been corrected, and the page references to the two German editions have been retained in the margin, except in the Supplement volumes, where new references to the first two English volumes have been inserted.
This Brill series is uniquely dedicated to publishing studies and editions of texts that explore a variety of Islamic writing as Islamic literature. The series considers the mechanics of Islamic literary styles as these have taken shape across major Islamic linguistic traditions, principally Arabic, Persian and Turkish, but also as they might extend to the religious writings of Islamic Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, China and Iberian Peninsula. The exploration of such literary compositions through their form, style and content assumes that they share a conceptual framework, a religious sensibility and certain structures of thought that may be said to be distinctly Islamic. The scope of the series allows for an examination of the literary aspects of key texts such as the Qur’an as well as the literary dynamics of a variety of subgenres ranging from Quranic commentaries, to Stories of the Prophets, Hadith compilations, poetry, belles-lettres, mi‘raj accounts and a variety of Sufi works.



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The series offers a platform for studies in literature and the performing arts of the Muslim World at large, covering all periods (pre-modern to present day) and a wide variety of cultural traditions and languages (including, but not limited to, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, and other Asian and African languages and practices). It draws scholars from various fields such as literature, theater, music and dance, folklore and epic, liturgy and rituals, cinema and media studies, and popular culture. It encourages and fosters comparative and interdisciplinary studies.

In addition to monographs, the series welcomes text editions and translations of significant primary texts, as well as thematic collections of articles.

The series has published an average of one title per year since 2014.
Following the traces first left by The Arabic Literature of Africa volume 3A published in 2003, this widely enlarged and precisely updated edition of that pioneering work aims at providing a full-fledged and meticulously detailed reference book on the literature produced and circulated by the Muslim communities of the Horn of Africa. This entirely revised version of ALA3A makes use of the absolutely fresh data discovered and collected by the editors from 2013 to 2018 the framework of the ERC-funded project Islam in the Horn of Africa: A Comparative Literary Approach and draws a new comprehensive picture of the textual production of the Islamic scholars of the Horn of Africa since its first attestations until the present time.

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Sara Fani, Alessandro Gori, Adday Hernández, John M. Larsen, Irmeli Perho and Michele Petrone.
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حلب في شعر الرثاء المعاصر (المجلد الثالث من موسوعة حلب الشهباء في عيون الشعراء) وثيقةٌ تاريخيّة وأدبيّة جمعتْ أكثر من 008 قصيدة من قارات العالم الخمس، كُتبت في رثاء مدينة حلب بين عامي 1102 و0202 إثْر الدمار الكبير والمؤسف الذي تعرّضتْ له جرّاء الحرب الدائرة في سورية.
يتضمن الكتاب 7 فصول، يستقصي خلالها حسن قجّـة القيمة الفعليّة والرمزيّة لمدينة حلب في مراثي الشعراء، وكيفية انعكاس ذلك في قصائدهم، فمن البديهيّ أن يتفاعل شعراءُ العالم مع القضايا الكبرى التي تهمّ الإنسانيةَ بأسْرها، فكيف بمدينة حلب وهي المدينة المأهولة الأقدم في تاريخ الحضارة البشرية.
يستهل الكتاب بلمحةٍ عن رثاء المدن في النصوص الشعرية، ودراسةٍ تحليلية عن مواضيع قصائد الكتاب، ثم تُسرد القصائد مصنفةً وفق نمط صياغتها الشعرية ولغاتها الأصلية.

Aleppo in Contemporary Elegiac Poetry brings together more than 800 poems from five continents, written between 2011 and 2020, lamenting the tremendous and unfortunate destruction that the city suffered as a result of the ongoing war in Syria.
The book consists of 7 chapters, in which Hasan Kujjah investigates actual and symbolic value of Aleppo in the poets' lamentations, and how this is reflected in their poems. It is self-evident that poets around the globe interact with major issues that concern humanity as a whole, so they also engage with what happened to Aleppo, which is the oldest inhabited city in the history of human civilization.
The book begins with a glimpse of the lamentations of cities in poetic texts, followed by an analytical study of the themes of the poems in this volume, then lists the poems classified according to the style of their poetic formulation and their original languages.
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حلب في الشعر المعاصر والحديث (المجلد الثاني من موسوعة حلب الشهباء في عيون الشعراء) وثيقةٌ تاريخيّة وأدبيّة يستعرض فيها حسن قجّـة 035 قصيدة كُتبتْ عن مدينة حلب أو ذكرَتْها بين مطلع القرن العشرين ومطلع القرن الحادي والعشرين، معبّرةً عن الأوجُه الحضارية المتعددة للمدينة العريقة، بتاريخها المديد وتراثها الغنّي وطبيعتها الكوسموبوليتية.
يُستهلّ الكتاب بوصفٍ موجز لمدينة حلب في القرن العشرين من الجوانب الاجتماعية والفكرية والأدبية، ويتضمن 01 فصول، يستقصي خلالها القيمة الفعليّة والرمزيّة لمدينة حلب في عيون مئات الشعراء، ومدى انعكاس ذلك في حضورها بقصائدهم، كما يهدف إلى التأكيد على المساهمة التي قام بها الشعر المعاصر، في التعرّف على المدينة، من النواحي الموضوعية (كعمرانها وتراثها وصفات سكانها ودورها الوطني) ومن النواحي المعنوية (كسمعتها وقيمتها الحضارية وفخر أبنائها بها وشوقهم إليها).

Aleppo in Contemporary Poetry sheds light on Aleppo by collecting and indexing 530 poems that have been written about the city or mentioned it, from the early 20th to the early 21st century, reflecting the various civilizational aspects of Aleppo, an authentic and cosmopolitan city, and one of the richest in terms of culture and heritage.
The book consists of 10 chapters, in which Hasan Kujjah investigates the actual and symbolic value of Aleppo through poets' eyes, emphasizing the contribution of modern poetry in identifying certain cities, mainly its tangible aspects, but at times also its emotional aspects.
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The book explores the political poetry recited by the Negev Bedouin from the late Ottoman period to the late twentieth century. By closely reading fifty poems Peled sheds light on the poets’ sentiments and worldviews. To get to the bottom of the issues that inspired their poetry, he weaves an interpretive web informed by the study of language, culture and history.
The poems reveal that the poets were perfectly aware of the workings of the power systems that took control of their lives and lifestyle. Their poetry indicates that they did not remain silent but practiced their art in the face of their hardships, observing the collapse of their world with a mixture of despair and inspiration, bitterness and wit.
K. al-Anwār al-bahiyya fī taʿrīf maqāmāt fuṣaḥāʾ al-bariyya is a work of adab attributed to the renowned littérateur and historian of literature Abū Manṣūr al-Thaʿālibī. The work consists of an introduction and four chapters. The first three chapters are concerned with knowledge (ʿilm): Chapter One discusses the merit and application of knowledge, Chapter Two the definition of knowledge and its true meaning, and Chapter Three the conditions of knowledge. The fourth chapter, which constitutes the bulk of the book, is concerned with occasions on which scholars and sages made speeches in the presence of rulers. It is divided into two parts: Part One presents pre-Islamic (jāhiliyya) speeches, incorporating Arab, Greek, Byzantine, Persian, and Indian traditions, and Part Two presents Islamic speeches. The work is introduced by an analytical study discussing the attribution of the work, its relation to the Maqāmāt genre, and the manuscripts used.