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…