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Birds through a ceiling of alabaster : three Abbasid poets : Arab poetry of the Abbasid period

Author: G B H Wightman; Abdullah Udhari
Publisher: Harmondsworth ; Baltimore : Penguin, 1975.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Baghdad, throughout the Abbasid dynasty, was the centre of Arab-Muslim culture where the assimilation of Persian, Indian and Greek writing and thought produced a rich and diverse literature. The three poets represented in this volume wrote between the eighth and tenth centuries A.D., and range in mood from serious speculation to exuberant sensuality to delicate lyricism."--Back cover.
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Birds through a ceiling of alabaster.
Harmondsworth ; Baltimore : Penguin, 1975
(OCoLC)557616705
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Birds through a ceiling of alabaster.
Harmondsworth ; Baltimore : Penguin, 1975
(OCoLC)609340030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G B H Wightman; Abdullah Udhari
ISBN: 0140443053 9780140443059
OCLC Number: 2512434
Description: 128 pages : map ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction.--Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf.--Abdullah Ibn al-Mu'tazz.--Abu al-Ala al-Ma'arri.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction by G.B.H. Wightman and A.Y. al-Udhari.

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Baghdad, throughout the Abbasid dynasty, was the centre of Arab-Muslim culture where the assimilation of Persian, Indian and Greek writing and thought produced a rich and diverse literature. The three poets represented in this volume wrote between the eighth and tenth centuries A.D., and range in mood from serious speculation to exuberant sensuality to delicate lyricism."--Back cover.

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