Market Values, Holiday Mayhem and the Parody of Official Culture in Ibn al-Murābiʿ al-Azdī’s “ Maqāma of the Feast”

Market Values, Holiday Mayhem and the Parody of Official Culture in Ibn al-Murābiʿ al-Azdī’s... M a r k e t Va l u e s , H o l i d a y M ay H e M a n d t H e Pa r o d y of of f ic ia l c u lt u r e i n ibn al-Murbi al-azd's "M a q M a o f t H e f e a s t " Alexander Elinson H u n t e r c o l l e g e , c i t y u n i v e r si t y o f n ew yo r k The maqma genre developed by Bad al-Zamn al-Hamadhn (d. 1007) emerged out of a context in which Arabic poetry, though still a very powerful and important form, no longer held a monopoly of artistic expression. As Abdelfattah kilito writes, "the `modern' poet found himself in competition with the historian, the jurist, the adth scholar, the commentator, the theologian, the polemicist, etc." (Les Séances 77).1 This "competition", to use kilito's marketplace terminology, is one of the key factors in the development of the maqma in that the genre encompassed and exploited multiple discourses, including variations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures La corónica: Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Culture

Market Values, Holiday Mayhem and the Parody of Official Culture in Ibn al-Murābiʿ al-Azdī’s “ Maqāma of the Feast”

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M a r k e t Va l u e s , H o l i d a y M ay H e M a n d t H e Pa r o d y of of f ic ia l c u lt u r e i n ibn al-Murbi al-azd's "M a q M a o f t H e f e a s t " Alexander Elinson H u n t e r c o l l e g e , c i t y u n i v e r si t y o f n ew yo r k The maqma genre developed by Bad al-Zamn al-Hamadhn (d. 1007) emerged out of a context in which Arabic poetry, though still a very powerful and important form, no longer held a monopoly of artistic expression. As Abdelfattah kilito writes, "the `modern' poet found himself in competition with the historian, the jurist, the adth scholar, the commentator, the theologian, the polemicist, etc." (Les Séances 77).1 This "competition", to use kilito's marketplace terminology, is one of the key factors in the development of the maqma in that the genre encompassed and exploited multiple discourses, including variations

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Published: Dec 24, 2009

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