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Iberian Jewish Literature : Between Al-Andalus and Christian Europe - Jonathan P. Decter

Iberian Jewish Literature

Between Al-Andalus and Christian Europe

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2007
ISBN: 9780253349132
Number Of Pages: 303

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This stimulating and graceful book explores Iberian Jewish attitudes toward cultural transition during the 12th and 13th centuries, when growing intolerance toward Jews in Islamic al-Andalus and the southward expansion of the Christian Reconquista led to the relocation of Jews from Islamic to Christian domains. By engaging literary topics such as imagery, structure, voice, landscape, and geography, Jonathan P. Decter traces attitudes toward transition that range from tenacious longing for the Islamic past to comfort in the Christian environment. Through comparison with Arabic and European vernacular literatures, Decter elucidates a medieval Hebrew poetics of estrangement and nostalgia, poetic responses to catastrophe, and the refraction of social issues in fictional narratives.

Published with the generous support of the Koret Foundation.

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Through comparison with Arabic and European vernacular literatures, Decter elucidates a medieval Hebrew poetics of estrangement and nostalgia, poetic responses to catastrophe, and the refraction of social issues in fictional narratives.Volume 27, Number 2, Fall 2008--Joseph Haberer "Book Editor "

Poetry
Space : landscape and transitionp. 19
Form : varieties of lamentation and estrangementp. 39
Imagery : the protean gardenp. 72
Narrative
Context : imagining Hebrew fiction between Arabic and European sourcesp. 99
Structure : literature in transitionp. 125
Voice : Maqama and moralityp. 157
Space : landscape, geography, and transitionp. 175
Conclusion : out of the gardenp. 207
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ISBN: 9780253349132
ISBN-10: 0253349133
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 303
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.87  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.6