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Author Stetkevych, Suzanne Pinckney

Title The poetics of Islamic legitimacy : myth, gender, and ceremony in the classical Arabic ode / Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (383 pages)
Contents Transgression and redemption: cuckolding the King, al-Na⁻bighah al-Dhubyn and the pre-Islamic royal ode -- Transmission and submission: praising the Prophet, Kaʻb ibn Zuhayr and the Islamic ode -- Celebration and restoration: praising the caliph, al-Akhṭal and the Umayyad victory ode -- Supplication and negotiation: the client outraged, al-Akhṭal and the supplicatory ode -- Political dominion as sexual domination, Ab⁻u al-ʻAt⁻ahiyah, Ab⁻u Tamm⁻am, and the poetics of power -- The poetics of political allegiance, praise and blame in three odes by al-Mutanabb⁻i -- The poetics of ceremony and the competition for legitimacy, al-Muhannad al-Baghd⁻ad⁻i, Muḥammad ibn Shukhayṣ, Ibn Darra⁻j al-Qasall⁻i, and the Andalusian ode
Summary Throughout the classical Arabic literary tradition, from its roots in pre-Islamic Arabia until the end of the Golden Age in the 10th century, the courtly ode, or qasida, dominated other poetic forms. In The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy, Suzanne Stetkevych explores how this poetry relates to ceremony and political authority and how the classical Arabic ode encoded and promoted a myth and ideology of legitimate Arabo-Islamic rule. Beginning with praise poems to pre-Islamic Arab kings, Stetkevych takes up poetry in praise of the Prophet Mohammed and odes addressed to Arabo-Islamic rulers. She explores the rich tradition of Arabic praise poems in light of ancient Near Eastern rites and ceremonies, gender, and political culture. Stetkevych's superb English translations capture the immediacy and vitality of classical Arabic poetry while opening up a multifaceted literary tradition for readers everywhere
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Qasidas -- History and criticism
Arabic poetry -- 622-750 -- History and criticism
Arabic poetry -- 750-1258 -- History and criticism
Politics in literature.
Arabic poetry.
Politics in literature.
Mythos Motiv
Frau Motiv
Politieke aspecten.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253107423