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Ahmad ibn al-Husayn al- (Badi al-Zaman) Hamadhani

(968—1008)


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(968–1008)

Outstanding Arabic prose stylist renowned for his maqamat, which established a literary genre in Arabic that continued until the 19th century and inspired imitations in Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac. See also literatures: islamic.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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