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ʿImād al-Dīn al-Iṣfahānī

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ʿImād al-Dīn al-Iṣfahānī was born in the town of Isfahan in Persia on Monday 2nd Jumādā II 519/6th July 1125 and died in Damascus on 1st Ramaḍān 597/4th June 1201. Despite his uncle al-ʿAzīz's violent end, which many may have considered a professional risk of court service, he had bequeathed a network of potentially useful contacts to his nephew ʿImād al-Dīn. Over five years ʿImād al-Dīn was predominantly engaged in the study of poetry, where his ability quickly developed alongside his knowledge of contemporary and near-contemporary poets. During the final three decades of ʿImād al-Dīn's life the time he had for literary activity fluctuated significantly, depending on the demands of his position, although at all times he kept notes and documents for later use, as his 'chronicles' document. Towards the end of the decade, he substantially finished work on Nuṣrat al-fatra.

Keywords: ʿImād al-Dīn al-Iṣfahānī; al-ʿAzīz'; Damascus; Isfahan; Nuṣrat al-fatra.; Persia



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