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Ibn ʿAmmār
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, Abū Bakr Muḥammad, an Arab poet of Spain, of obscure origin but a cultivated man, lived in the vth (xith) century and at first led a wandering life, singing the praises of any one who cared to reward him. He met the governor al-Muʿtamid, son of al-Muʿtaḍid, Emīr of Seville, in Silves. This young prince took a liking to the wandering poet and made him his favourite. The latter, as ambitious and talented as he was poor, knew how to flatter his patron’s wishes, took part in his amusements and abetted him in them. When scandalous rumours of their doings…

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Cour, A., “Ibn ʿAmmār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2946>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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