Al-Mutanabbi: The Poet of Sultans and Sufis (Makers of the Muslim World)

Al-Mutanabbi: The Poet of Sultans and Sufis (Makers of the Muslim World)

Margaret Larkin


This exhaustive and but mesmerizing examine considers the lifestyles and paintings of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), usually considered as the best of the classical Arab poets. A progressive at middle and sometimes imprisoned or compelled into exile all through his tumultuous lifestyles, al-Mutanabbi wrote either debatable satires and whilst hired by means of certainly one of his many shoppers, laudatory panegyrics. making use of an ornate type and use of the ode, al-Mutanabbi used to be one of many first to effectively flow clear of the characteristically inflexible type of Arabic verse, the ‘qasida’.

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