Medieval Arabic Praise Poetry: Ibn Al-Rumi and the Patron's Redemption

1st Edition

Beatrice Gruendler

Routledge
Published September 1, 2010
Reference - 352 Pages
ISBN 9780415595797 - CAT# Y111201
Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures

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Summary

This book gives an insight into panegyrics, a genre central to understanding medieval Near Eastern Society. Poets in this multi-ethnic society would address the majority of their verse to rulers, generals, officials, and the urban upper classes, its tone ranging from celebration to reprimand and even to threat.

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