Moallakat

Moallakat:

see MuallaqatMuallaqat
, Pre-Islamic Arabic anthology compiled by the scholar Hammad al Rawiya (d. c.775). comprised of poems that were written in gold letters and hung on the walls of the Kaaba in Mecca during annual fairs.
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(4) In her book Goethe und die Arabische Welt, Katharina Mommsen gives a detailed account of Goethe's studies of a group of the pre-Islamic Arabic poem Moallakat, whose German translation and introduction by Anton Theodor Hartmann was the source of inspiration for Goethe's writing the poem "Hegira" (79-93).
Thus Katharina Mommsen' Goethe und die Moallakat (Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1960) is criticized for relating the poet's response to Anton Theodor Hartmann and ignoring his knowledge of William Jones's scholarly work.