The seven “suspended poems” (Muʻallaqāt), composed in pre-Islamic times, are masterpieces of classical Arabic literature, and Zawzanī is one of their most important commentators. This manuscript, from Silvestre de Sacy’s personal library, was interleaved with blank pages on which he made his annotations. Salisbury gave lectures on the Muʻallaqāt during his first academic year at Yale in 1843, likely relying upon this copy, purchased from the auction of Silvestre de Sacy’s library earlier that year.
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Ḥusayn ibn Aḥmad al-Zawzanī (d. 1093 or 4), “Sharḥ al-Muʻallaqāt,” Online Exhibits@Yale, accessed October 21, 2018, http://omeka.med.yale.edu/document/10853.