What is it about?

This paper looks at a few lines of Arabic verse which are contained on an ancient papyrus fragment, and tries to trace the origin/ provenance of these verses, which are also found in a later anthology of texts from Andalusia.

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This Arabic papyrus has not been edited before.


Reading Arabic papyri can be difficult. I appreciate the help of the anonymous reviewers who did much to improve my readings, and my understanding of this short text.

Mark Muehlhaeusler
American University in Cairo

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This page is a summary of: A Papyrus Fragment Related to Ibn ʿAbd Rabbih’s al-ʿIqd al-farīd*, Arabica, December 2021, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/15700585-12341615.
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