al-Muʼayyad al-Shīrāzī and Fatimid daʻwa poetry : a case of commitment in classical Arabic literature / by Tahera Qutbuddin.

'Al-Mu'ayyad al-Shirazi was a medieval Arabic-Islamic scholar and poet committed to the Fatimid religio-political ideology. Chief missionary for their Caliph-Imams, he founded the dynamic tradition of ''Fatimid da'wa (religious mission) poetry" that flourished after him...

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Main Author: Qutbuddin, Tahera
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
Series:Islamic history and civilization ; v. 57.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Tables and Maps; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One Al-Mu'ayyad's Life and Career in the Da'wa; Chapter Two Al-Mu'ayyad's Poetic Style: Tradition and Innovation; Chapter Three Praise of the Imam; Chapter Four Other Genres; Chapter Five Al-Mu'ayyad's Motivation and Audience; Chapter Six Al-Mu'ayyad's Poetry in the Tayyibi Da'wa; Appendices; Glossary: Fatimid and Tayyibi Terms; Bibliography; General Index; Index of Poetry Translations.