The Anthologist's Art : Abū Manṣūr al-Thaʿālibī and His Yatīmat al-dahr.

Why did premodern authors in the Arabic-Islamic culture compile literary anthologies, and why were these works remarkably popular? How can an anthology that consists of reproduced material be original and creative, and serve various literary and political ends? How did anthologists select their mate...

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Main Author: Orfali, Bilal.

Format: eBook

Language: English

Published: Leiden : BRILL, 2016.

Series: Brill Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures 37.
Middle East and Islamic Studies E-Books Online, Collection 2016, ISBN: 9789004303935.


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Call Number: PJ7521.T4555 2016

Table of Contents:
  • Preliminary Material
  • 1 The Art of Anthology in Premodern Arabic Literature
  • 2 Life and Legacy of Thaʿālibī
  • 3 An Anthologist at Work: The Organization and Structure of the Yatīma and Tatimma
  • 4 The Sources of Thaʿālibī in Yatīmat al-Dahr and Tatimmat al-Yatīma
  • 5 Material within the Entry
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography
  • Index.