New PDF release: Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus (Culture and

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 through Muslim and Jewish spiritual students, during which the sweetheart and his sensual event of the loved are in comparison to scriptural characters and storylines.

This e-book examines the ways that the scriptural referents slot in with, or range from, the conventional Andalusian poetic conventions. The learn then proceeds to check 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 wish 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 become aware of sophisticated, subversive, and unusually positioned interpretations of biblical money owed.

Moving past the worry with literary background to problem the conventional limitations among secular and spiritual poetry, this ebook presents a brand new, multidisciplinary, method of current fabrics and should be of curiosity to scholars, students and researchers of Islamic and Jewish reviews in addition to to these with an curiosity in Hebrew and Arabic poetry of Islamic Spain.

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