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Al-Aghānī, Kitāb
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Al-Aghānī, Kitāb (The Book of Songs), is a work by Abū al-Faraj ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn al-Iṣfahānī (284–ca. 362/897–ca. 973) (q.v.) which has been acclaimed as one of the great Arabic literary masterpieces. However, the surviving text is by no means free of ambiguities due to the various additions, deletions and fab…

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Azarnoosh, Azartash and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Al-Aghānī, Kitāb”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0196>
First published online: 2015

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