Between Arabic and Persian traditions: The maqāmas of Ḥamīd al-Dīn Balḫī

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Abstract

The article analyses the ways Ḥamīd al-Dīn Balḫī (d. 559/1164) adopted and adapted the technique of earlier Arabic authors, most notably al-Ḥarīrī (d. 516/1122), in his Persian maqāmas. It also emends the traditional dating of his maqāma collection.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIntellectual History of the Islamicate World
Early online date7 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 May 2021

Keywords

  • maqāma
  • Persian literature
  • Ḥamīd al-Dīn Balḫī

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