Adab

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Adab

 

in medieval Arabic literature, the sphere of worldly knowledge required of an educated man (adib)—Arabic poetry and poetics, history and genealogy of Arabic tribes, rhetoric, ethics, philosophy, and natural science. Adab existed in the form of various collections, anthologies, treatises, and sketches. In modern Arab countries, adab has come to mean belles-lettres.

REFERENCE

Krachkovskii, I. Iu. Izbr. soch., vol. 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1956. Pages 563–74.
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His excavations were to be at Bismya, the site of ancient Adab, in Iraq.
The story of Banks' excavations at Bismya and the many problems he encountered is narrated in his book Bismya, or the Lost City of Adab (G.P.
Les indications topographiques de Banks sont, en realite, trop vagues pour pouvoir servir de reference; en outre, il confond les noms des deux temples, croyant n'avoir a faire qu'a un sanctuaire unique dont il lit le nom avec hesitation (Bismya or the Lost City of Adab [New York, 1912], 197 et 200; stratigraphie, 236).
After a few years of waiting in Constantinople to obtain permission to excavate ancient sites in modern Iraq--years that he did not waste, since he collected thousands of ancient coins and stories about Nasreddin Hoca, a folk hero of the Middle East and Central Asia-Banks was finally able to excavate at Bismya (ancient Adab) in 1903 for the University of Chicago.