2. Poetry
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In volume 1 | book 2, Islamic Literature in the Arabic Language | Section 1, The Classical Period from ca. 750 until ca. 1000

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As early as the latter years of Umayyad rule, the qaṣīda had disappeared as a poetic art form. Considering that its limited, traditional subject matter was entirely linked to the life of the desert, it was no longer suitable for the entir…

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Carl Brockelmann, “2. Poetry”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 17 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_121020>
First published online: 2017



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