Offers an introduction to the history of the Jews of the Iberian peninsula and the political situation of Muslim Spain during the 11th century as well as an introduction to Arabic poetry, its genres and poetical theory, and the relation between Arabic poetry from the East and that of al-Andalus. This book deals extensively with the different Arabic poetic genres and their Hebrew equivalents, focusing on the four main poets Samuel Ha-Nagid, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Moses Ibn Ezra and Yehuda Ha-Lewi. At the end conclusions are drawn about the use of Arabic themes in Hebrew Andalusian poetry.
Spanish Hebrew Poetry and the Arabic Literary Tradition
Luis M. Girón-Negrón
The sources, content and fate of the 15th century allegorical fable Visión Deleytable are examined from three angles: as medieval compendium of religious philosophy, as major influence in Spanish literature, and as invaluable historical source on Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Spain.
Ian Macpherson and Angus MacKay
Ian Macpherson and Angus MacKay have collaborated on many occasions, and the sixteen articles brought together in this volume provide insights into the complex relationships between real life and imaginative writing in this turbulent period of Spanish history.
This study provides new fascinating testimonies about the development of a new image of Islam in Southern Europe in the fifteenth century and an approach to ways of acculturation in a mixed society.
This study of Andalusian strophic poetry and their Kharjas provides an updated survey of the debates on this topic. The texts are studies historically, prosodically, thematically and stylistically and they are related to other literary traditions of the Middle Ages.
This work details relations between Jews and Visigoths, polemic and persecution, and between Jews and Muslims, cooperation and conflict, in medieval Spain, including later Christian Spain. New sources and new insights challenge conventional interpretations.
Peter C. Scales
This book throws the weight of historical expertise into an analysis of a crucial and yet often-neglected period of Spanish history, the breakup of the Muslim Caliphate of Córdoba in the early eleventh century.
This work is a study of Islam in medieval Christian Spain, focussing on the Mudejar religious authority Yça Gidelli (fl. 1450) and his Islamic writings in Spanish. On the basis of published and unpublished sources in Spanish and Arabic, it sheds new light on the religious history of the Muslim ...
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