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

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
Print Book, English, 1975
Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1975