Date: After 27 April 1289 Original Language: Arabic
This relatively short zajaliyya or strophic poem (67 lines in Jabre-Mouawad’s edition) expresses the poet’s sorrow after the fall of the city of Tripoli to the Mamluks in 1289. Its various titles all reflect this: Qawl ʿalā Ṭarābulus ʿalā mā jarā fīhā min al-Islām, ‘Discourse on Tripoli and what was brought about th…
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N. Swanson, Mark,
“ Qawl ʿalā Ṭarābulus ʿalā mā jarā fīhā min al-Islām”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25541>