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Anthologist’s Art : Abu Mansur Al-tha'alibi and His Yatimat Al-dahr (Hardcover) (Bilal Orfali)

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This study explores the life and works of anthologist Abu Mansur al-Tha'alibi (429/1039), focusing on his Yatimat al-dahr fi mahasin ahl al-'asr (The Unique Pearl) and its sequel, Tatimmat al-Yatima (The Completion of the Yatima), to illustrate how an anthology of reproduced texts can be seen as original and having its own structure and purpose. It discusses the art of the literary anthology in premodern Arabic literature within the framework of the general category of adab; the life and legacy of Tha'alibi, including a bibliography of his works; the organization and structure of the Yatima and Tatimma; their written and oral sources; and the criteria for selecting the entries, the biographical summaries introducing them, the role of patronage and courtly life, and Tha'alibi's personal assessments of his selections. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Anthologies
Series Title: Brill Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Bilal Orfali
Language: English
Street Date: June 23, 2016
TCIN: 51358454
UPC: 9789004316294
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-5343
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