By Shari Lowin
Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a principally ignored subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written via Muslim and Jewish spiritual students, within which the sweetheart and his sensual event of the cherished are in comparison to scriptural characters and storylines.
This ebook examines the ways that the scriptural referents slot in with, or fluctuate from, the conventional Andalusian poetic conventions. The learn then proceeds to match the scriptural tales and characters as offered within the poems with their scriptural and exegetical resources. This new intertextual research finds that the Jewish and Muslim scholar-poets applied their sacred literature of their poems of hope as greater than poetic ornamentation; in applying Qur’?nic heroes of their secular verses, the Muslim poets provided a justification of profane love and sanctification of erotic human passions. within the Hebrew lust poems, which make the most of biblical heroes, we will discover refined, subversive, and unusually positioned interpretations of biblical money owed.
Moving past the fear with literary historical past to problem the conventional obstacles among secular and spiritual poetry, this e-book presents a brand new, multidisciplinary, method of latest fabrics and may be of curiosity to scholars, students and researchers of Islamic and Jewish reports in addition to to these with an curiosity in Hebrew and Arabic poetry of Islamic Spain.
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Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East) by Shari Lowin