Ibn Hazm Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Arnaldez, R. “Ibn Hazm.” In The Encyclopedia of Islam, new edition, edited by B. Lewis, et al., pp. 790-99. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1971.

Surveys Ibn Hazm's life and character as well as his writings on religion, philosophy, law, language, history, and genealogy.

Bekri, Tahar. “The Chaplets of Attachment: The Exile of Ibn Hazm.” Literary Review 41, no. 2 (winter 1998): 173-76.

Includes a very brief summary of Ibn Hazm's life and translations of twelve verse stanzas from his The Ring of the Dove.

Brann, Ross. “Textualizing Ambivalence in Islamic Spain: Arabic Representations of Ismā‘il Ibn Naghrīlah.” In Languages of Power in Islamic Spain, edited by Ross Brann, pp. 107-35. Bethesda, Md.: CDL Press, 1997.

Focuses on Ibn Hazm's assault against Judaism in his al-Radd ‘alā Ibn al-Naghrīlah al-yahūdī, exploring both the religious and political contexts of this work and its relationship to the Kitab al-fasl fi al-milal wa al-ahwa' wa al-nihal.

Brinner, William M. Review of Muslim Writers on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible: From Ibn Rabban to Ibn Hazm by Camilla Adang. Jewish Quarterly Review 87, no. 3-4 (January-April 1997): 373-76.

Review of Adang's study, which positions Ibn Hazm as the Muslim authority on Judaism and biblical studies in the eleventh century.

Chejne, A. G. Ibn Hazm, Chicago: Kazi Publications, 1982, 340 p.

Assesses Ibn Hazm's place in the intellectual history of Islam with sections on his life, social background, and career, as well as analysis of his scholarly, scientific, religious, literary, and philosophical writings.

Wasserstein, David J. “The Emergence of the Taifa Kingdom of Toledo.” Al-Qantara 21, no. 2 (2000): 17-56.

Historical assessment of the rise of Toledo, Spain, following the collapse of the Umayyad caliphate of Cordoba in the eleventh century, which makes some mention of Ibn Hazm and his social milieu.