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The Unique Necklace: Al-'Iqd Al-Farid, Volume I

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Al-Iqd al-Farid (The Unique Necklace), translated into English and now in paperback, is one of the classics of Arabic literature. Compiled in several volumes by an Andalusian scholar and poet named Ibn Abd Rabbih (246-328 H. / 860-940 C.E.), The Unique Necklace remains a mine of information about various elements of Arab culture and letters during the four centuries before his death. Essentially it is a book of adab, a term understood in modern times to specifically mean literature, but in earlier times its meaning included all that a well-informed person had to know in order to pass in society as a cultured and refined individual. This meaning later evolved and included belles lettres in the form of elegant prose and verse that was as much entertaining as it was morally educational such as poetry, pleasant anecdotes, proverbs, historical accounts, general knowledge, wise maxims, and even practical philosophy. Ibn Abd Rabbih's imagination and organization saved his encyclopedic co

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ISBN:
9781859641842
Publisher:
Garnet Publishing
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Author:
Ibn 'Abd Rabbih
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
334

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"Synopsis" by , Al-Iqd al-Farid (The Unique Necklace), translated into English and now in paperback, is one of the classics of Arabic literature. Compiled in several volumes by an Andalusian scholar and poet named Ibn Abd Rabbih (246-328 H. / 860-940 C.E.), The Unique Necklace remains a mine of information about various elements of Arab culture and letters during the four centuries before his death. Essentially it is a book of adab, a term understood in modern times to specifically mean literature, but in earlier times its meaning included all that a well-informed person had to know in order to pass in society as a cultured and refined individual. This meaning later evolved and included belles lettres in the form of elegant prose and verse that was as much entertaining as it was morally educational such as poetry, pleasant anecdotes, proverbs, historical accounts, general knowledge, wise maxims, and even practical philosophy. Ibn Abd Rabbih's imagination and organization saved his encyclopedic co
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