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Description in classical Arabic poetry

Was?f, ekphrasis, and interarts theory

Description in classical Arabic poetry
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This work deals with "wasf" or description which is one of the salient characteristics of the "qasidah" (classical Arabic poetry) tradition. It examines descriptive passages in a selected group of Arabic "qasidah" from different ages, with the motifs of horses, and bees and honey-gathering.
BRILL; January 2004
276 pages; ISBN 9789047401872
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