Making the Great Book of Songs: Compilation and the Author's Craft in Abû I-Faraj al-Isbahânî's Kitâb al-aghânî
Routledge, 02.09.2003 - 448 Seiten
This is the first systematic literary study of one of the masterpieces of classical Arabic literature, the fourth/tenth century Kitâb al-aghânî (The Book of Songs) by Abû I-Faraj al-Isbahânî. Until now the twenty-four volume Book of Songs has been regarded as a rather chaotic but priceless mine of information about classical Arabic music, literature and culture. This book approaches it as a work of literature in its own right, with its own internal logic and coherence. The study also consistently integrates the musical component into the analysis and proposes a reading of the work in which individual anecdotes and poems are related to the wider context, enhancing their meaning.
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2 ABŪ LFARAJS LIFE TIMES AND WORKS
3 ABŪ LFARAJ ON SONGS AND SINGERS
4 ABŪ LFARAJ ON POETRY AND POETS
5 ABŪ LFARAJ ON PROSE AKHBĀR AND THE ARRANGEMENT OF MATERIAL
6 ARTICLES ON SONGS EVENTS AND RELATIONSHIPS
7 ARTICLES ON PERSONALITIES
The common fund of material
Prospects for further research
Concordance of the Dār alkutub and Būlāq editions of the Kitāb alaghāni
List of contents of the Kitāb alaghāni
List of Kitāb alaghāni personalities referred to in this study
Ordering the articles
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