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Ibn Zaidūn
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, Abu ’l-Walīd Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Aḥmad b. G̲h̲ālib b. Zaidūn, one of the most celebrated poets of Muslim Spain and minister to the Arab Emīrs of Seville. He belonged to a famous family of the Arab tribe of Mak̲h̲zūm and was born at Cordóva in 394 = 1003. Left early an orphan, he was given the best teachers by his guardians and soon distinguished himself among his fellow pupils. At the age of twenty he already composed poems which made him famous.

Our. poet became involved in the politics of his country through the civil wars of the Omayyad pretenders and the attempts of th…

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Cour, A., “Ibn Zaidūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3087>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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