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Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus (Culture and by Shari Lowin

By Shari Lowin

Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a mostly neglected subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written by way of Muslim and Jewish non secular students, during which the sweetheart and his sensual event of the liked are in comparison to scriptural characters and storylines.

This booklet examines the ways that the scriptural referents slot in with, or range from, the normal Andalusian poetic conventions. The examine then proceeds to match the scriptural tales and characters as provided within the poems with their scriptural and exegetical resources. This new intertextual research unearths that the Jewish and Muslim scholar-poets applied their sacred literature of their poems of hope as greater than poetic ornamentation; in utilizing 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 be able to become aware of sophisticated, subversive, and strangely put interpretations of biblical money owed.

Moving past the fear with literary background to problem the normal barriers among secular and non secular poetry, this publication offers a brand new, multidisciplinary, method of present fabrics and may 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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