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Making the Great Book of Songs : Compilation and the Author's Craft in Abû I-Faraj al-Isbahânî's Kitâb al-aghânî

Author: Hilary Kilpatrick
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in Middle Eastern literatures.
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This is the first systematic literary study of one of the masterpieces of classical Arabic literature, the fourth/tenth century Kitâb al-aghânî (The Book of Songs) by Abû I-Faraj al-Isbahânî. Until now the twenty-four volume Book of Songs has been regarded as a rather chaotic but priceless mine of information about classical Arabic music, literature and culture. This book approaches it as a work of literature  Read more...
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Kilpatrick, Hilary.
Making the Great Book of Songs : Compilation and the Author's Craft in Abû I-Faraj al-Isbahânî's Kitâb al-aghânî.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Kilpatrick
ISBN: 9780203220610 0203220617
OCLC Number: 830171169
Description: 1 online resource (449 pages).
Contents: Cover; MAKING THE GREAT BOOK OF SONGS: Compilation and the author's craft in Abū l-Faraj al-Isbahānī's Kitāb al-aghānī; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1 MODERN RESEARCH ON THE KITĀB AL-AGHĀNĪ; 2 ABŪ L-FARAJ'S LIFE, TIMES AND WORKS; 3 ABŪ L-FARAJ ON SONGS AND SINGERS; 4 ABŪ L-FARAJ ON POETRY AND POETS; 5 ABŪ L-FARAJ ON PROSE, AKHBĀR AND THE ARRANGEMENT OF MATERIAL; 6 ARTICLES ON SONGS, EVENTS AND RELATIONSHIPS; 7 ARTICLES ON PERSONALITIES; 8 CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ARTICLES: The common fund of material; 9 THE FRAMEWORK OF INTRODUCTORY SONGS: Ordering the articles. EPILOGUE: Prospects for further researchAPPENDIX 1: Concordance of the Dār al-kutub and Būlāq editions of the Kitāb al-aghāni; APPENDIX 2: List of contents of the Kitāb al-aghāni; APPENDIX 3: List of Kitāb al-aghāni personalities referred to in this study; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF PEOPLE AND PLACES; INDEX OF SUBJECTS AND TERMS.
Series Title: Routledge studies in Middle Eastern literatures.

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This is the first systematic literary study of one of the masterpieces of classical Arabic literature, the fourth/tenth century Kitâb al-aghânî (The Book of Songs) by Abû I-Faraj al-Isbahânî. Until now the twenty-four volume Book of Songs has been regarded as a rather chaotic but priceless mine of information about classical Arabic music, literature and culture. This book approaches it as a work of literature in its own right, with its own internal logic and coherence. The study also consistently integrates the musical component into the analysis and proposes a readi.

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