The Seven Mu'Allaquat, or 'Suspended Poems'. These are so called because traditionally they are said to have been written in letters of gold, on account of their excellence, and hung in the Ka'bah at Mecca. Copied by William Tweedie, probably in Baghdad, 1889, in Arabic with parallel English commentary. Headings in red.
The Seven Mu'Allaquat
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Administrative / Biographical History
General William Tweedie (1836-1908) was the son of Rev William King Tweedie, an alumnus of St Andrews University. He served in the Bengal Staff Corps, was Political Resident in Turkish Arabia and H.M.'s Consul-General at Baghdad. He wrote The Arabian Horse, his Country and People, with Portraits of Typical or Famous Arabians and Other Illustrations (1894), a study of the Arabian horse and the Arab people, written while in Baghdad between 1885-1891.
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Part of the Tweedie Collection, catalogued by DM Dunlop.
Call number used to be msPJ7642.E89
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