By Ibn al-Sai ,Shawkat M. Toorawa,Marina Warner,Julia Bray,The Editors of the Library of Arabic Literature
Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-century compilation of anecdotes approximately thirty-eight ladies who have been, because the name indicates, consorts to these in strength, so much of them concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and better halves of latter-day caliphs and sultans. This slender yet illuminating quantity is likely one of the few surviving texts by means of Ibn al-Sa?i (d. 674 H/1276 AD). Ibn al-Sa?i was once a prolific Baghdadi student who chronicled the tutorial and political elites of his urban, and whose profession straddled the ultimate years of the Abbasid dynasty and the interval following the cataclysmic Mongol invasion of 656 H/1258 AD.
In this paintings, Ibn al-Sa?i is raring to forge a connection among the munificent better halves of his time and the storied fanatics of the so-called golden age of Baghdad. hence, from the sooner interval, we discover Harun al-Rashid pining for his brother’s appealing slave, Ghadir, and the artistry of such musical and literary celebrities as ?Arib and Fadl, who bested the male poets and singers in their day. From occasions toward Ibn al-Sa?i’s own—when Abbasid authority was once attempting to reassert itself and Baghdad used to be back an enormous middle of highbrow and non secular activity—we meet ladies reminiscent of Banafsha, who endowed legislation faculties, had bridges equipped, and provisioned pilgrims sure for Mecca; slave girls whose funeral companies have been led through caliphs; and noble Saljuq princesses from Afghanistan.
Informed by way of the author’s personal assets, his insider wisdom, and famous literary fabrics, those singular biographical sketches, even though introduced episodically, deliver the belletristic tradition of the Baghdad courtroom to lifestyles, fairly within the own narratives and poetry of tradition heroines in a different way misplaced to history.
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Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad (Library of Arabic Literature) by Ibn al-Sai ,Shawkat M. Toorawa,Marina Warner,Julia Bray,The Editors of the Library of Arabic Literature