The Post-Classical Period of Islamic Literature from ca. 400/1000 until ca. 656/1258
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|²⁴⁵In volume 1 | book 2, Islamic Literature in the Arabic Language | Section 2, The Post-Classical Period of Islamic Literature from ca. 400/1000 until ca. 656/1258

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With the decline of their political power and the start of a general cultural decay, the flourishing of the Arabic literature of the ʿAbbāsid period soon faded in Iraq. In poetry, which had been developed by the free spirits of the second and third centuries, the domination of a philological critique soon caused this art to petrify into the form of the qaṣīda once again, which increasingly e…

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Carl Brockelmann, “The Post-Classical Period of Islamic Literature from ca. 400/1000 until ca. 656/1258”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 26 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_122000>
First published online: 2017



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