• ʿAlī ibn Ḥazm, Risāla fī rithāʼ madīnat Qurṭuba (A Treatise on Lamenting the City of Cordova) (Cordova, 1031) (English version)

    Editor(s):
    David A. Wacks (see profile) , Mònica Colominas-Aparicio
    Translator(s):
    Mustafa Binmayaba
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    CLCS Medieval, CLCS Mediterranean, LLC Medieval Iberian, TM The Teaching of Literature
    Subject(s):
    Medieval Arabic poetry, Medieval Iberian culture, Medieval Iberian literature, al-Andalus
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/zf25-bz06
    Abstract:
    This unit contains an excerpt of an Arabic treatise composed by ʿAlī ibn Ḥazm (d. 1063) to lament the capital of the province of Córdoba, a city in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. This treatise was composed during the civil war (fitna) that started in 1009 and ended in 1031 with the collapse of the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba. The importance of this treatise is that, in addition to being written by the well-known Andalusian philosopher, theologian, jurist, historian and poet Ibn Ḥazm, it depicts the devastated city of Cordova during a critical period in the history of the Muslim-ruled Iberian Peninsula. This unit includes two sections: the first one consists of a brief introduction to the historical context of the treatise and its composer, in general, and the civil war (1009-1031), in particular. The second section of the unit includes an English translation of the treatise in addition to the original Arabic text, and a short bibliography. Types of courses where the unit might be useful: Literature and/or history of medieval Iberia, al-Andalus, Maghreb, translation, elegies, Arabic poetry.
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