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 Madīḥa ʿalā jabal Lubnān
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Madīḥa ʿalā jabal Lubnān

'Panegyric on Mount Lebanon'

Gabriele Barclaio, Ibn al-Qulaʿi, Barclaius, Gabriël Qlai, Gabriel Klahi

Date: Sometime after 1487

Original Language: Arabic


Ibn al-Qilāʿī wrote this poem to demonstrate to his contemporaries that the history of the Maronites had always been glorious when their ancestors were united in faith under the authority of their hierarchy; and that wars lost and…

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Moukarzel , Joseph, “ Madīḥa ʿalā jabal Lubnān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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