chapter  13
The Organizational Principles in Ibn Sāllm's Tabaqāt Fuhūl al-Shucarāª. A Reconsideration
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Because Tabaqiit FubUl al-Shucarii"is the first book that has come down to us on Arabic literary criticism, l it has received much attention from modern scholars in the East and the West alike. This attention is primarily focused on the views of Ibn Salliim (2311846) on literary criticism, and to a lesser extent on the criteria upon which he classified the 134 poets whom he selected for inclusion in his book.