1. General Characteristics
(364 words)

|⁴⁰In volume 1 | book 1, The National Literature of the Arabs | Section 3, The Period of the Umayyads

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The first days of Umayyad rule, with their seemingly endless state of war, left no room for poetry to develop. However, when the heavy storms that had shaken the state founded by ʿUmar to its very core had finally died down, the life of the Arabs entered calmer waters. With his talents as a ruler and strong-arm tactics, ʿAbd al-Malik succeeded in unifying the tottering Islamic empire on…

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Carl Brockelmann, “1. General Characteristics”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_113010>
First published online: 2017

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