Medieval Andalusian Courtly Culture discusses the unicum manuscript of the HadA(R)th BayA d wa RiyA d, the only illustrated manuscript known to have survived for more than eight centuries of Muslim and Arabic-speaking presence in present-day Spain. The manuscript is of paramount importance as it contains the only known surviving version, both in terms of text and of image, of the love story of BayA d wa RiyA d.
This study will place this manuscript within the context of late medieval Mediterranean courtly culture, offering:
- an annotated translation into English of the entire text
- reproductions of its images
- an analysis of both text and images in a series of progressively broader contexts including that of al-Andalus(Arabic-speaking); of "reconquista" Iberia; and the larger Mediterranean world.
Cynthia Robinson broadens understanding of the Mediterranean region during the Middle Ages, making this text an invaluable resource for scholars with interests in Medieval Spain, art and Mediterranean courtly culture.
'Robinson's study represents a crucial contribution to the discussion of narrative traditions in the medieval Mediterranean' - Karla Mallette, Fabula 50 (2009)
Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 6th December 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1