Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Indiana University.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Literary salons : outlines of a topic. Literary salons : from ancient symposion to Arabic mujlasat -- Adab principles of artistic speech in assembly -- Poetry performance and the reinterpreting of tradition -- The mujlasat as forum for reception. The poetics of sin and redemption : performing value and canonicity -- Al-Buhur's wn kisr ode: canonic value and folk literacy in the mujlasat -- Singing Samarra (861-956) : poetry, reception, and the reproduction of literary value in historical narrative -- Conclusion.
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