Book/Printed Material Poetry Collection of Ṣafī al-Dīn al-Ḥilli.

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Title

  • Poetry Collection of Ṣafī al-Dīn al-Ḥilli.

Summary

  • Scholars consider al-Hilli one of the leading poets of postclassical times, that is, the period following the fall of the Abbasid Empire in 1258. His Diwan (Collection of poems) is in 12 chapters, which cover a variety of personalities and occasions and recount in verse vignettes his travels with the Egyptian Mamluk ruler Qalāwūn (died 1290) on his campaign to Mardin in eastern Anatolia. The poems are preceded by an autobiographical note in saj' (rhymed prose). Al-Hilli was a recognized master of all forms of classical and popular poetry as well as a theoretician of prosody and literary history. The present collection showcases the poet's facility with numerous poetic forms and themes. The work was printed in Beirut in 1892 with support from Lebanese writer and journalist Nakhlah Qalfāṭ. It is not known who edited the text or what manuscripts were used in its preparation, but it seems likely that Qalfat, who had been a bookseller, might have financed publication because of his wide-ranging literary interests and appreciation for humor and satire, as many of the poems pertain to the enjoyments of life. The work was printed at al-Adab Press, which was owned by the teacher and author Amin al-Khuri. It is well printed, considering the irregularity of the stanzas and the need for careful vowel pointing.

Names

  • Ḥillī, Ṣafī al-Dīn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ibn Sarāyā, 1278-1349 Author.
  • Qalfāṭ, Nakhlah, 1851-1905 Associated Name.

Created / Published

  • Beirut : Al-Adab Press, 1892.

Headings

  • -  Lebanon
  • -  Turkey
  • -  1290 to 1341
  • -  Arabic poetry
  • -  Description and travel
  • -  Nāṣir Muḥammad ibn Qalāwūn, Sulṭān of Egypt and Syria, 1285-1341
  • -  Poetry

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 528 pages ; 20 centimeters.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Khayr al-Din Al-Zirikli, Al-A'lam (Beirut: Dar al-'Ilm lil-Malayin, 1980).|Margaret Larkin, "Popular Poetry in the Post-Classical Period, 1150-1850," in The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
  • -  Original resource at: Qatar National Library.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666228

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Chicago citation style:

Ḥillī, Ṣafī Al-Dīn ʻAbd Al-ʻAzīz Ibn Sarāyā, Author, and Nakhlah Qalfāṭ. Poetry Collection of Ṣafī al-Dīn al-Ḥilli. Beirut: Al-Adab Press, 1892. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666228/.

APA citation style:

Ḥillī, Ṣ. A. ʻ. A. I. S. & Qalfāṭ, N. (1892) Poetry Collection of Ṣafī al-Dīn al-Ḥilli. Beirut: Al-Adab Press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666228/.

MLA citation style:

Ḥillī, Ṣafī Al-Dīn ʻAbd Al-ʻAzīz Ibn Sarāyā, Author, and Nakhlah Qalfāṭ. Poetry Collection of Ṣafī al-Dīn al-Ḥilli. Beirut: Al-Adab Press, 1892. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666228/>.