The Anthologist’s Art: Abū Manṣūr al-Thaʿālibī and His <i>Yatīmat al-dahr</i>

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BRILL, Jun 23, 2016 - History - 292 pages
This book is a direct window onto the workshop of Abū Manṣūr al-Thaʿālibī (350–429/961–1039), an anthologist from the second half of the fourth/tenth century, and focuses on the making of his magnum opus, Yatīmat al-dahr, and its sequel, Tatimmat al-Yatīma.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Art of Anthology in Premodern Arabic Literature
1
Chapter 2 Life and Legacy of Thaʿālibī
34
The Organization and Structure of the Yatīma and Tatimma
97
Chapter 4 The Sources of Thaʿālibī in Yatīmat alDahr and Tatimmat alYatīma
139
Chapter 5 Material within the Entry
158
Conclusion
194
Appendix 1 Outline of Yatīmat aldahr and Tatimmat alYatīma
197
Appendix 2 Sources of Yatīmat aldahr
203
Appendix 3 Sources of Tatimmat alYatīma
225
Appendix 4 Comparisons between Poets
233
Bibliography
238
Index
257
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