2. Rhymed Prose and Stylistics
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1. Abu ’l-Walīd Aḥmad b. ʿAbdallāh b. Ghālib b. Zaydūn al-Makhzūmī was born in 394/1003 in Cordova where, being from a good family, he soon gained a prominent role. He won the love of Wallāda, the witty and emancipated daughter of the Umayyad caliph al-Mustakfī billāh, who had been murdered in 416/1025.1 This love raised the suspicions of the ruler of Cordova, Abu ’l-Ḥazm Jawhar, who …

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Carl Brockelmann, “2. Rhymed Prose and Stylistics”, 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_122020>
First published online: 2017

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