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Ein Fischlein mit Lästermaul Ibrāhīm al-Miʿmārs liebster Feind, Aḥmad b. Ismāʿīl as-Sumayka


Özkan, Hakan (2017). Ein Fischlein mit Lästermaul Ibrāhīm al-Miʿmārs liebster Feind, Aḥmad b. Ismāʿīl as-Sumayka. Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 71(1):31-46.

Abstract

The poet known by the moniker Sumayka (“little fish”) is arguably one of the most bad-mouthed poets of the eighth/fifteenth century. At least this is the impression one gets when reading the zajal and several epigrams about him by Ibrāhīm al-Miʿmār, the distinguished zajjāl and author of epigrams from Cairo. As his foe Sumayka, al-Miʿmār died in the plague of 749/1348. This paper introduces Sumayka as a minor poet of the Mamluk times who made his way into some bio-bibliographies and historiographic works of his time and got famous especially for his defamatory verses. It includes his complete works of which there are only a few and all the poems that Ibrāhīm al-Miʿmār, his favorite enemy, wrote on or rather against him.

Abstract

The poet known by the moniker Sumayka (“little fish”) is arguably one of the most bad-mouthed poets of the eighth/fifteenth century. At least this is the impression one gets when reading the zajal and several epigrams about him by Ibrāhīm al-Miʿmār, the distinguished zajjāl and author of epigrams from Cairo. As his foe Sumayka, al-Miʿmār died in the plague of 749/1348. This paper introduces Sumayka as a minor poet of the Mamluk times who made his way into some bio-bibliographies and historiographic works of his time and got famous especially for his defamatory verses. It includes his complete works of which there are only a few and all the poems that Ibrāhīm al-Miʿmār, his favorite enemy, wrote on or rather against him.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 71 (2017) > 1
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mamluk poetry , zajal , epigram , hijāʾ , Sumayka , Ibrāhīm al-Miʿmār
Language:German
Date:2017
Deposited On:30 May 2018 14:49
Last Modified:28 Jul 2020 13:58
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISSN:0004-4717
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/asia-2016-0018

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