‘Verses on what happened in Cyprus because of the Ottomans’, 'The Histories of Cyprus'
Sarkīs of Smār Jbayl
Date: After July 1571
Original Language: Arabic
The poem Abyāt ʿan Qubrūs wa-mā jarā lahā min Ibn ʿŪthmān (‘Verses on what happened in Cyprus because of the Ottomans’), also entitled Tawārīkh Qubrus (‘The histories of Cyprus’) in some manuscripts, was written by Sarkīs after July 1571, in Karshūnī. It comprises 22 stanzas, each beginning w…