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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.