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Asrar al-Balagha fi ilm al-Bayan : Arabic
Asrar al-Balagha fi ilm al-Bayan : Arabic
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  • Authored by: Imam al-Jurjani

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Details:  Asrar al-Balagha fi ilm al-Bayan : Arabic, New,
*[A4] Hardback - 518 pages,
by Imam 'Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani,
Tahqiq wa Sharh by Muhammad Rashid Rida,
Published in Beirut.






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Asrar al-balaghah fi ‘ilm al-bayan (The Secrets of Metaphor in Rhetoric), by Imam Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani, rahimaullah. This book is a modern scholarly edition of the seminal work by al-Jurjani (died circa 1078 Common Era) on Arabic rhetoric, especially the branch called al-bayan (use of metaphor and figures of speech), of which he is considered the founder.


In the classical context, ‘ilm al-balaghah (rhetoric) is divided into three interconnected arts, al-ma’ani (clear expression); al-bayan; and badi’ (embellishment and beautiful style). Al-Jurjani’s study of the stylistic and psychological importance of metaphor received widespread acceptance by classical Arabic writers and remains a source of discussion and research in modern linguistics.


The work is carefully organised. After defining a particular figure of speech and pointing to its differences from other types of metaphor, al-Jurjani gives examples from leading poets such as Abu Nuwas (756-814) and al-Mutannabi (915-65) and from proverbs and sayings. He then dissects the passages with reference to the morphology of the tropes.





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*Dimensions : 24.5 x 17.5 x 3cm.









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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 15 March, 2017.