The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy: Myth, Gender, and Ceremony in the Classical Arabic Ode

The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy: Myth, Gender, and Ceremony in the Classical Arabic Ode

by Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253215369
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgments
1. Transgression and Redemption: Cuckolding the King
Al-Nābighah al-Dhubyānī and the Pre-Islamic Royal Ode
2. Transmission and Submission: Praising the Prophet
Kaäb ibn Zuhayr and the Islamic Ode
3. Celebration and Restoration: Praising the Caliph
Al-Akhal and the Umayyad Victory Ode
4. Supplication and Negotiation: The Client Outraged
Al-Akhal and the Supplicatory Ode
5. Political Dominion as Sexual Domination
Abu al-Eatihiyah, Abã Tammīm and the Poetics of Power
6. The Poetics of Political Allegiance
Praise and Blame in Three Odes by al-Mutanabb§
7. The Poetics of Ceremony and the Competition for Legitimacy
Al-Muhannad al-Baghdādī, Muammad ibn Shukhhay, Ibn Darrej al-Qasallī and the Andalusian Ode
Appendix of Arabic Texts
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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