Born in Andalusia, Ibn Hazm (994-1064) was primarily an Islamic lawyer and theologian but also was the major exponent of the Theory of Courtly Love as evolved by the Arabs. Love was referred to by the Arabs in an allegorical way and as such inspired the finest of Arabic poetry. It also provided mystics with a favourite theme of meditation when the Divine was substituted for the human object of the most powerful of man’s natural passions. In 'The ring of the dove' these tendencies and influences meet together to form a blend of sacred learning and profane delectation. The only manuscript that survives is in the Leiden collection in Holland.
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Subtítulo: A TREATISE ON THE ART AND PRACTICE OF ARAB LOVE