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Title: Attributi e significati dell'aquila nella cultura arabo-musulmana
Authors: Murgia, Daniela
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Padova, Editoriale Programma
Abstract: The eagle has a strong influence and an unquestioned symbolic value even in the Arabic-Islamic culture. Through the most important sources of the naturalistic and animalistic subjects we are able to discover several and different information concerning the prey-er, on the other hand it is possible to find out the most salient themes about the eagle, "the lord of birds" (sayyid al-ṭuyūr). For that purpose the works on the Arabic para-zoology become rather precious, as the Kitāb al-ḥayawān of al-Ğāḥiẓ and the Ḥayāt al-ḥayawān al-kubrā of al-Damīrī, which inform us about ḥadīṯ, proverbs (amṯāl) peculiarities (ṭibā‘), and about extraordinary asepcts ('ağā'ib) of the bird of prey, which was selected as symbol of Qurayš, Muḥammad's clan.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11707/1808
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