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A Lost Maqāma of Badīʿ al-Zamān al-Hamad̠ānī?

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Abstract This article provides the editio princeps of a previously unknown maqāma attributed to Badīʿ al-Zamān al-Hamad̠ānī (d. 398/1008). It begins with a review of the scholarship on the manuscripts of Hamad̠ānī’s Maqāmāt and discusses how the text of this lost maqāma was uniquely preserved in one manuscript, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Salisbury collection no. 63. This manuscript, copied in 603/1206, was well-known to European scholarship, having been in the possession of Everard Scheidius (1742-1794), Silvestre de Sacy (1775-1838), and Edward Eldridge Salisbury (1814-1901). The maqāma, preserved therein, describes a fraudulent doctor’s sale of medicinal compounds allegedly composed of rare materia medica. The text of this maqāma, which the editors have entitled al-Maqāma l-Ṭibbiyya, is then provided in facsimile, a critical edition, and a fully-annotated English translation. A detailed analysis of the maqāma follows, in which the form, subject matter, language, and style of this maqāma are discussed in relation to the known corpus of Hamad̠ānī’s other maqāmāt. The article concludes with several hypotheses about the possible authenticity of this lost work.

Affiliations: 1: American University of Beirut—New York University


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