Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad #2019

Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad Ibn al-Sai Shawkat M. Toorawa The Editors of the Library of Arabic Literature Julia Bray Marina Warner Consorts of the Caliphs Women and the Court of Baghdad Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh thirteenth century compilation of anecdotes about thirty eight women who were as the title suggests consorts to those in power most of them concubines of the ea

  • Title: Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad
  • Author: Ibn al-Sai Shawkat M. Toorawa The Editors of the Library of Arabic Literature Julia Bray Marina Warner
  • ISBN: 9781479850983
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad Ibn al-Sai Shawkat M. Toorawa The Editors of the Library of Arabic Literature Julia Bray Marina Warner Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh thirteenth century compilation of anecdotes about thirty eight women who were, as the title suggests, consorts to those in power, most of them concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and wives of latter day caliphs and sultans This slim but illuminating volume is one of the few surviving texts by Ibn al Sa i d 674 H 1276 AD Ibn al Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh thirteenth century compilation of anecdotes about thirty eight women who were, as the title suggests, consorts to those in power, most of them concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and wives of latter day caliphs and sultans This slim but illuminating volume is one of the few surviving texts by Ibn al Sa i d 674 H 1276 AD Ibn al Sa i was a prolific Baghdadi scholar who chronicled the academic and political elites of his city, and whose career straddled the final years of the Abbasid dynasty and the period following the cataclysmic Mongol invasion of 656 H 1258 AD.In this work, Ibn al Sa i is keen to forge a connection between the munificent wives of his time and the storied lovers of the so called golden age of Baghdad Thus, from the earlier period, we find Harun al Rashid pining for his brother s beautiful slave, Ghadir, and the artistry of such musical and literary celebrities as Arib and Fa l, who bested the male poets and singers of their day From times closer to Ibn al Sa i s own when Abbasid authority was trying to reassert itself and Baghdad was again a major center of intellectual and religious activity we meet women such as Banafsha, who endowed law colleges, had bridges built, and provisioned pilgrims bound for Mecca slave women whose funeral services were led by caliphs and noble Saljuq princesses from Afghanistan.Informed by the author s own sources, his insider knowledge, and well known literary materials, these singular biographical sketches, though delivered episodically, bring the belletristic culture of the Baghdad court to life, particularly in the personal narratives and poetry of culture heroines otherwise lost to history.
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    1. Ibn Al Sai is a true champion of women profiling 39 women who impressed the caliphs of Baghdad and made an impression on Arabic literature We are indebted to Al Sai who promised to record the consorts of the caliphs and went further to include the consorts of commanders and viziers as well By recording the who s who of the consorts, Ibn Al Sai paints a picture of a poetic Baghdad, a magical Baghdad that was a major intellectual center of learning.We get to know the men who ruled Baghdad by way o [...]

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