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In Damascus there was a certain Egyptian who composed poems forbidden to be heard. All people who hear them must tear their garments. They are like rotten figs that cannot be eaten, they are so bad. This chapter attempts to recapitulate the current knowledge on Moses Darʿī , with a focus on historical, biographical, and socio-cultural considerations, in addition to providing observations on genre, motif and theme, language, and literary style. It aims to lay bare the biased nature in the history of research on the Karaite movement in general, and on the Eastern Karaite poet Moses Darʿīin particular.

Keywords: Damascus; Eastern Karaite poet; Karaite movement; Moses Darʿī



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