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The Literature of Al-Andalus : Cambridge History of Arabic Literature - Michael A. Sells

The Literature of Al-Andalus

Cambridge History of Arabic Literature

By: Michael A. Sells (Editor), Maria Rosa Menocal (Editor), Raymond P. Scheindlin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th November 2000
ISBN: 9780521471596
Number Of Pages: 520

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The Literature of Al-Andalus is an exploration of the culture of Iberia, present-day Spain and Portugal, during the period when it was an Islamic, mostly Arabic-speaking territory, from the eighth to the thirteenth century, and in the centuries following the Christian conquest when Arabic continued to be widely used. The volume embraces many other related spheres of Arabic culture including philosophy, art, architecture and music. It also extends the subject to other literatures - especially Hebrew and Romance literatures - that burgeoned alongside Arabic and created the distinctive hybrid culture of medieval Iberia. Edited by an Arabist, an Hebraist and a Romance scholar, with individual chapters compiled by a team of the world's leading experts of Islamic Iberia, Sicily and related cultures, this is a truly interdisciplinary and comparative work which offers a radical new approach to the field.

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'This volume introduces a new concept of literary history, a regional rather than a linguistic one: it deals not only with the Arabic literature of al-Andalus, but also with the Hebrew, Latin and Romance literatures of al-Andalus.' Bibliotheca Orientalis

List of illustrations
Notes on transliteration
Visions of al-Andalus Mariá Rosa Menocal Madinat al-Zahrã' the Umayyad palace
The Shapes of Culture
Language Consuelo
Music Dwight Reynolds
Love Michael Sells; The Great Mosque of
The Shapes of Literature
The muwashshah
The qasida Beatrice Gruendler
Ibn Hazm Eric Ormsby
Moses Ibn Ezra Raymond P. Scheindlin
Judah Halevi Ross Brann
Petrus Alfonsi Lourdes María Alvárez
Ibn Quzmãn Amila Buturovic
Ibn Zaydun
Ibn Tufayl Lenn Goodman
Ibn 'Arabi Alexander Knysh
Ramon Llull Gregory B. Stone
Ibn al-Khatib Alexander Knysh; The dual heritage in Sicilian monuments
To Sicily
Poetries of the Norman courts
Ibn Hamdis and the poetry of nostalgia
Michael Scot and the translators Thomas E. Burman Mudejar Teruel and Spanish identity
Marriages and Exiles
The Mozarabs H. D. Miller
The Arabized Jews Ross Brann
The Sephardim Samuel G. Armistead
The Moriscos Luce López-Baralt
To al-Andalus, Would She Return the Greeting: The Nuniyya (poem in N) of Ibn Zaydun
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ISBN: 9780521471596
ISBN-10: 0521471591
Series: Cambridge History of Arabic Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 6th November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.93