The figs of Málaga

From the book “El enigma del agua en al-Andalus”, by Cherif Abderrahman Jah. Published by Lunwerg

“A judge from Málaga complained about the diet his doctor had prescribed, which the local figs were not allowed. This was related as follows by al-Himyari in the 14th century:

¡Oh, figs from Málaga … Greetings!

Ships come to this city for you.

My doctor insists I must not eat you during my illness,

Why does the doctor prevent this that is essential to my life?”

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