Great Books of Islamic Civilization: The Unique Necklace, Vol. 1By: Ibn Abd Rabbih
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|By: Ibn Abd Rabbih|
Pages: 334 pp
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd, UK, 2007
Product Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
Topic: Literature Classic
Ibn `Abd Rabbih's imagination and organization saved his encyclopedic ompendium from easily being a chaotic jumble of materials by conceiving of it as a necklace composed of twenty-five 'books', each of which carried the name of a jewel. Each of the twenty-five 'books' was organized around a major theme and had an introduction written by Ibn `Abd Rabbih, followed by his relevant adab selections of verse and prose on the theme of the 'book'. He drew on a vast repertoire of sources including the Bible, the Qur'an, and the Hadith, and the works of al-Jahiz, Ibn Qutayba, al-Mubarrad, Abu `Ubayda ibn al-Muthanna and several others, and the diwans of many Arab poets including his own poetry, which is why The Unique Necklace is a standard text for those interested in classical Arabic literature.
The book enjoyed immense popularity and influenced most subsequent writing on the subject.
The Unique Necklace, Volume I is part of the Great Books of Islamic Civilization series, produced in collaboration with the Center for Muslim Contribution to Society in Qatar.
The translator Issa J. Boullata is a literary critic and scholar, who also writes fiction. Professor of Arabic Literature at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, he has published several books, including Trends and Issues in Contemporary Arab Thought (1990) and a novel in Arabic, Homecoming to Jerusalem (1998), in addition to numerous studies on Arabic literature, short stories in English, and translations of works by Ahmad Amin,
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