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Mirkās(914 words)

Pellat, Ch.

or Mirḳās (a.), a kind of mutton sausage. There would probably be no reason to devote an article to this culinary speciality had it not enjoyed for some time in Europe, and especially in France, an unexpected success, being known as “merguez”, after the arrival of a considerable number of Mag̲h̲ribī immigrants and above all, repatriates from the lands of North Africa, where the word and the thing itself were not widespread, it seems, until a relatively recent period. Thus there is a problem worthy of examination.

Sausages are not unknown in the East, where they are called by the Turkish name sud…

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Pellat, Ch.. "Mirkās." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 23 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/mirkas-SIM_5223>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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