Ibn Qutaybah

Ibn Qutaybah (d. 276/889) was a renowned judge and writer known for many influential works on a wide range of subjects, including Qur'anic exegesis, poetry and poetics, and statecraft.


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  1. The Excellence of the Arabs

    The Excellence of the Arabs

    Written by Ibn Qutaybah, Translated by Sarah Bowen Savant, Edited and translated by Peter Webb, Edited by James E. Montgomery

    Series Library of Arabic Literature

    NYU Press

    The Excellence of the Arabs is a spirited defense of Arab identity—its merits, values, and origins—at a time of political unrest and fragmentation, written by one of the most important scholars of the early Abbasid era.In... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
    Hardback | £34.00
    Paperback | £12.99