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Arts: Poets and Poetry: Iran: Classical
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This entry consists of brief notes on four female poets in the classical period of Persian poetry poetry. They are often mentioned by their famous male contemporaries or male relatives.

Rābiʿa bt. Kaʿb Qizdāri Balkhī

Called “Magas-i Ruʾīn” (Copper fly), or “Zayn al-ʿArab” (Decoration of the Arabs), she was supposedly a contemporary of Rūdakī (860–941). A well-educated daughter …

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Abdullaeva, Firuza, “Arts: Poets and Poetry: Iran: Classical”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0293e>
First published online: 2009

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