SAOC 6.

Kitab al-Zahrah: The Book of the Flower

Composed by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Abi Sulaiman Dawud Al-Isfahani
Edited by A. R. Nykl
In collaboration with Ibrahim Tuqan

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This volume presents the text of Ibn Dawoud’s Kitab al-Zahrah, an anthology of verses on the subject of love, culled from preceding and contemporary poets. The Arabic text, drawn from a manuscript held by the Egyptian Library in Cairo, has been left untranslated in the hope that it will serve as a basis for further elucidation and improvement by those interested. It should be of value to specialists in Old Arabic poetry, students of literary history, and students of Muslim mysticism.

  • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 6
  • Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1932
  • Pp. 416; 3 plates
  • Out of Print