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Moorish Poetry

Moorish Poetry
A Translation of The Pennants an Anthology Compiled in 1243 by the Andalusian Ibn Sa'id

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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521170673

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  • First published by Cambridge in 1953, this book is an English translation of The Pennants, an anthology of Arabic poetry compiled in 1243 by Ibn Sa'id al Andalusi, a native of Alcalá la Real in then Moorish southern Spain. The text is arranged geographically and falls into two main divisions, the first part being concerned with poets born in Arabic Spain, and the second dealing with those who were natives of North Africa (from Morocco to Tunisia) and Sicily. The separate geographical sections are further subdivided according to the poets' social status or profession. Featured in this highly personal vision are some of the most famous writers in Arabic literature, together with some more obscure ones. This is a fascinating volume that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the cultural life of the Arab world.

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521170673
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Seville
    2. Manish
    3. Jerez
    4. Alfeciras
    5. Silves
    6. Loule
    7. Badajoz
    8. Evora
    9. Lisbon
    10. Santa Maria
    11. Santaren
    12. Cordova
    13. Toledo
    14. Granada
    15. Guadix
    16. Alcala La Real
    17. Jaen
    18. Castalla
    19. Segura
    20. Almeria
    21. Malaga
    22. Murcia
    23. Murcia
    24. Lorca
    25. Valencia
    26. Denia
    27. Alcira
    28. Saragossa
    29. Tudela
    30. Ibiza
    31. Birthplace unknown
    32. Marrakesh
    33. Ceuta
    34. Tangiers
    35. Masila
    36. Bougie
    37. Africa
    38. Kairouan
    39. Tunis
    40. Bona
    41. Tifash
    42. Mahdia
    43. Sicily
    Index of poets
    Index of first lines.

  • Translator

    A. J. Arberry

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