AL-IṢFAHĀNĪ’S FANDOM IN THE KITĀB AL-AĠĀNĪ (THE BOOK OF SONGS): AN ANALYSIS OF THE BIOGRAPHY OF IBN SURAYǦ (Al-Iṣfahānī’s Fandom dalam Kitāb al-Aġānī (Buku Lagu): Suatu Analisis Biografi Ibn Surayǧ)

Su I-Wen

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ABSTRACT

This article examines the biography of the musician, Ibn Surayǧ (d. c. 96/714) in the Kitāb al-Aġānī with regard to how the compiler, Abū al-Faraǧ ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn al-Iṣfahānī (d. after 356/967) edits his source material (aḫbār) in order to articulate his admiration for the musician, Isḥāq b. Ibrāhīm al-Mawṣilī (155-235/772-850). Through an investigation of al-Iṣfahānī’s repetition and juxtaposition of aḫbār his fandom is revealed in the article on Ibn Surayǧ, where al-Iṣfahānī shapes the narrative that problematizes a report unfavourable towards Isḥāq while elevating his musical achievement. Although the Kitāb al-Aġānī as an aḫbār compilation, seems void of authorial voice and thus of originality, examination of the compiler’s editorial work shows his articulation of his own perspective. 

ABSTRAK

Makalah ini mengkaji biografi ahli muzik yang bernama Ibn Surayǧ (meninggal abad ke- 96/714) dalam Kitāb al-Aġānī dengan mengambil kira bagaimana Abū al-Faraǧ ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn al-Iṣfahānī (meninggal selepas 356/967) menyunting sumber bahan (aḫbār) dalam kitab al-Agani bagi menyuarakan kekagumnya kepada ahli muzik bernama Isḥāq b. Ibrāhīm al-Mawṣilī (155-235/772-850). Melalui analisis yang dibuat oleh al-Iṣfahānī’s berdasarkan pengulangan dan perbandingan dalam aḫbār, fandom beliau ditemui dalam makalah berkaitan Ibn Surayǧ, dimana al-Iṣfahānī membentuk naratif yang menyelesaikan kekeliruan daripada laporan berkenaan Isḥāq yang tidak beberapa memuaskan, disamping itu mengiktiraf pencapaian beliau dalam bidang muzik. Walaupun Kitāb al-Aġānī adalah kompilasi aḫbār yang tidak mengutarakan suara pengarang, namun keaslian analisis daripada kerja-kerja editorial yang dibuat oleh penyusunnya menunjukkan gambaran atau ekspresi daripada perspektifnya sendiri.


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