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E. Bosworth, ‘Dargazīnī’ in EIr, vol. VII, pp. org/articles/dargazini [revised XI 2011]). ʿ Imād al-Dīn al-Iṣfahānī 31 similarly taught, the fiction of an unbroken chain of orality and aurality—from the Prophet’s or his immediate witnesses’ mouths to the listener five centuries onward—established a quasi-sacramental communion. 5 ʿImād al-Dīn studied poetry not merely by reading the ‘classics’, but through practical application as well, since the ability to produce verse was a craft in which any educated person was expected to have a measure of competence.
16 Blitz, pp. 49ff. 17 Ibid. 18 Blitz, pp. 57 and 61. 19 Blitz, pp. 74–75, 77–78, 92–93, and 105–6. 22 In its stead, ʿImād al-Dīn was to embark on the much larger project of a representative poetic and, to a far lesser extent, prose anthology of the sixth/twelfth century, which was to occupy him until the end of his life, though admittedly with long breaks in between. 24 Al-Thaʿālibī himself treated it as a work in progress, as demonstrated by his own supplement to it, Tatimmat al-Yatīma (‘The Completion of The Matchless Pearl’).
Foremost among these sources are ʿImād al-Dīn’s own writings (discussed below); the at times only incidentally autobiographical information to be gleaned from them is amply supplemented by a succession of entries in biographical dictionaries, a well-developed genre in Arabic letters. For a list of these sources see Blitz, pp. 25, n. 1, and 102, n. 3. 3 Here, the date of his birth corresponds to what Ibn al-Sāʿī expressly transmitted on ʿImād al-Dīn’s own authority (Blitz, p. 26, n. 1). ��63/9789004280687_004 30 Richter-Bernburg hailed from a well-established family of civil servants in that town which was, at the time, the capital of the Turkish Seljūq sultans of the southwest of Persia.