AJVAZ-DEDO’S KASIDA − THE MOST IMPORTANT WRITTEN SOURCE ON AJVAZ-DEDO Cover Image

Ajvaz-dedina kasida – najvažniji pisani izvor o Ajvaz-dedi
AJVAZ-DEDO’S KASIDA − THE MOST IMPORTANT WRITTEN SOURCE ON AJVAZ-DEDO

Author(s): Elvir Duranović
Subject(s): Cultural history, Museology & Heritage Studies, Customs / Folklore
Published by: Bošnjačka zajednica kulture - »Preporod«
Keywords: Ajvaz-dedo; Ajvaz-dedo’s kasida; Ajvatovica; Prusac; Eugene of Savoy; Alhamiado literature;

Summary/Abstract: Ajvaz-dedo’s kasida (Islamic spiritual song) is the most important written source on Ajvaz-dedo and the time of his living and working. There are different opinions about the time of kasida’s creation and historical events spoken in it. Some researchers such as Vladimir Ćorović believe that Ajvaz-dedo’s kasida talks about the invasion of the Hungarians in Bosnia in 1480, and that is why this kasida is the oldest Alhamiado song in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Muhamed Hadžijahić and Abdurahman Nametak have opinion that this kasida is about the invasion of Eugene of Savoy in Bosnia in 1697. Based on the available historical material and sources, in this paper we have tried to prove that Ajvaz-dedo’s kasida could not have emerged in the late fifteenth century, because Alhamiado literature at that time did not exist. So, that kasida describes two separate military marches: Pruščak’s victory over Venice in late spring 1697 and the invasion of Eugene of Savoy in Bosnia in the autumn of the same year.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 483-494
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bosnian