According to the Vienna manuscript, the poem comprises 54 verses written in ṭawīl meter (in al-Subkī, Ṭabaqāt, it is 49 verses, and in Ibn Kathīr, who says he takes it from Ibn ʿAsākir, quoting it from the 10th century historian al-Farghānī’s lost Kitāb ṣilat al-ṣila, it is 70 verses). After a brief introduction (vv. 1-2), it details th…
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“ Risāla malik al-Rūm ilā l-Muṭīʿ”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23230>