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Abbasid History Podcast

Feb 6, 2021

Dr. Kevin Blankinship, BYU Utah, speaks about the life, works and legacy of one of the greatest Abbasid poets, Abū al-ʿAtāhiyyaḧ, known particularly for his ascetic poetry.

This is the fourth part of a twelve part series exploring classical Arabic poetry which can be utlised in college-level teaching programmes....


Jan 30, 2021

Dr. Kevin Blankinship, BYU Utah, speaks about the life, works and legacy of one of the greatest Abbasid poets, Abū Nuwās, known particularly for his homoerotic verse and wine poetry.

This is the third part of a twelve part series exploring classical Arabic poetry which can be utlised in college-level teaching...


Jan 16, 2021

Dr. Kevin Blankinship, BYU Utah, speaks about the life, works and legacy of one of the greatest Umayyad poets, al-Farazdaq, known particularly for satirizing rival poets as well as amorous verse.

This is the second part of a twelve part series exploring classical Arabic poetry which can be utlised in...


Jan 2, 2021

Dr. Kevin Blankinship, BYU Utah, speaks about the life, works and legacy of the boisterous prince, ʾImr al-Qays. Was he actually a Christian? Are his recorded poems authentic? This is the first part of a twelve part series exploring classical Arabic poetry which can be utlised in college-level teaching programmes. For...