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Ibn Qutaiba

Index: La busca de Averroes, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 583, 584.

Arabian historian, 828-889, author of a Kitab ul-Ma'arif or Handbook of History and other works

Fishburn and Hughes: "One of the great Muslim writers of the ninth century, who lived and taught in Baghdad. Apart from his religious commentaries, Ibn Qutaiba wrote on Koranic rhetoric and compiled an anthology of poetic themes. One of his works was regarded as 'a veritable manual of neoclassicism', since it exhorted writers 'to create antique verses on new thoughts'." (96)