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 Iṣābat al-aghrāḍ fī dhikr al-a῾rāḍ. Dīwān Ibn Quzmān al-Qurṭubī
(1,160 words)

Achieving aims by recalling honours. The poems of Ibn Quzmān of Cordova

Ibn Quzmān

Date: 12th century. Before 1160.

Original Language: Arabic


The Dīwān of Ibn Quzmān, which has come down in a single copy, consists of 149 stanzas of poetry (zajals) written in the Andalusī Arabic dialect. Many of them are dedicated to rulers of the Almoravid dynasty. The collection, a masterpiece of popular poetry, depicts a vivid panorama of the social life of 12th-century Islamic Cord…

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Ferrando, Ignacio , “ Iṣābat al-aghrāḍ fī dhikr al-a῾rāḍ. Dīwān Ibn Quzmān al-Qurṭubī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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