Work
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Kitāb al-tāǧ fī aḫlāq al-mulūk

Author

Erroneous author

Date of creation
  • 3rd century   Hegirian
    9th century   Gregorian
Preferred title

Kitāb al-tāǧ fī aḫlāq al-mulūk   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme

كتاب التاج في أخلاق الملوك   Arabic  

Variant title work
  • Aḫlāq al-mulūk   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme
  • Aḫlāq al-malik   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme
  • أخلاق الملوك   Arabic  
  • أخلاق الملك   Arabic  
Work type Single work
Work manifested Early work
Work genre Textual work
Audience

Adult, serious

Nature of content

آداب التعامل مع الملوك

Nature of content

Manners of dealing with kings

Summary

كتاب في آداب التعامل مع الملوك، نُسب خطأ إلى الجاحظ، والراجح نسبته إلى محمد بن الحارث الثعلبي (وقد طبع طبعة تجارية منسوبًا إلى أبي منصور الثعالبي وهو خطأ محض). الكتاب يبدأ بخطبة عامة ثم باب الدخول على الملوك بين فيه ما يجب على الملك في مجلسه، وقسم فيه الداخلين إلى أشراف وأوساط، وذكر ما يلزمهم في سلامهم وقعودهم وانصرافهم، ومقدار الإقامة بحضرة الملك. ثم باب في مطاعمة الملوك، ذكر فيه آداب الطعام بحضرة الملوك، وكذلك باب في المنادمة، فذكر فيه آداب المنادمة ثم ذكر شيئًا من أخبار الفرس وآدابهم المتعلقة بالمنادمة، ثم أحوال الأمويين والعباسيين، ثم جملة من أخلاق الملوك مطلقًا ومنها تنكر الملوك لأصفيائهم وأخبار من ذلك مثل نكبة البرامكة، ثم باب في صفة ندماء الملك.

Summary

It's a book about the proper manners related to dealing with kings. The book was misattributed to the prolific scholar of literature Al-Ǧaḥiẓ, but critical textual studies negated this attribution and it's more accurately attributed to Al-Ṯaʿlabī (and it was misattributed in an uncritical edition to another famous scholar: Al-Ṯaʿālibī). The book starts with a chapter about manners related to being in a king's presence, the author started with the proper manners that a king should follow, then the proper manners of his guests (whether they are of a noble class or a middle one), how they would salute a king, what to do while sitting in his presence, how to leave, and how long they should stay. The second chapter is on manners of eating in the kings presence. The third chapter is on manners of drinking while talking in the king's presence, then the author discusses such manners in the Persian civilization and in both the Umayyad and Abbasid eras. He also mentions some events related to kings changing their attitudes towards their friends such as what happened between Harūn al-Rašīd and the Barmakīs. Then discusses the proper manners that a man who would share drinking and talking in the presence of a king should follow.

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Bibliography

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Created at 07-11-2013 by migration (IDEO)

Updated at 27-05-2022 by Ahmad Shoukry (IDEO)


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