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The Resource Structure and meaning in medieval Arabic and Persian poetry : Orient pearls, Julie Scott Meisami

Structure and meaning in medieval Arabic and Persian poetry : Orient pearls, Julie Scott Meisami

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Structure and meaning in medieval Arabic and Persian poetry : Orient pearls
Title
Structure and meaning in medieval Arabic and Persian poetry
Title remainder
Orient pearls
Statement of responsibility
Julie Scott Meisami
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first comprehensive and comparative study of compositional and stylistic techniques in medieval Arabic and Persian lyric poetry. Ranging over some seven countries, it deals with works by over thirty poets in the Islamic world from Spain to present-day Afghanistan, and examines how this rich poetic traditions exhibits both continuity and development in the use of a wide variety of compositional strategies. Discussing such topics as principles of structural organisation, the use of rhetorical figures, metaphor and images, and providing detailed analyses of a large number of poetic texts, it shows how structural and semantic features interacted to bring coherence and meaning to the individual poem. It also examines works by the indigenous critics of poetry in both Arabic and Persian, and demonstrates the critics' awareness of, and interest in, the techniques which poets employed to construct poems which were both eloquent and meaningful. Comparisons are also made with classical and medieval poetics in the west. The book will be of interest not merely to specialists in the relevant fields, but also to all those interested in pre-modern poetry and poetics
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Cataloging source
MT4IT
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1937-
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Meisami, Julie Scott
Dewey number
891.551109
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ7553
LC item number
.M45 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Culture and civilisation in the Middle East
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  • Arabic poetry
  • Persian poetry
  • 18.72 classical Arabic language and literature
  • 18.66 Iranian languages
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Arabic poetry
  • Persian poetry
  • Dichtkunst
  • Lyriek
  • Arabisch
  • Perzisch
Label
Structure and meaning in medieval Arabic and Persian poetry : Orient pearls, Julie Scott Meisami
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Invention -- 3. Disposition : the parts of the poem -- 4. Disposition : larger structures -- 5. Disposition : the Qaṣīda and its adaptations -- 6. Disposition : varieties of structure -- 7. Ornamentation -- 8. Ornament : metaphor and imagery -- 9. Conclusion : the coherence of the poem
Control code
252759629
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 507 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203220559
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252759629
Label
Structure and meaning in medieval Arabic and Persian poetry : Orient pearls, Julie Scott Meisami
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Invention -- 3. Disposition : the parts of the poem -- 4. Disposition : larger structures -- 5. Disposition : the Qaṣīda and its adaptations -- 6. Disposition : varieties of structure -- 7. Ornamentation -- 8. Ornament : metaphor and imagery -- 9. Conclusion : the coherence of the poem
Control code
252759629
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 507 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203220559
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252759629

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