By Shari Lowin
Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a mostly missed subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written via Muslim and Jewish non secular students, during which the sweetheart and his sensual event of the loved are in comparison to scriptural characters and storylines.
This publication examines the ways that the scriptural referents slot in with, or fluctuate from, the normal Andalusian poetic conventions. The examine then proceeds to check the scriptural tales and characters as offered within the poems with their scriptural and exegetical assets. 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 utilizing Qur’?nic heroes of their secular verses, the Muslim poets awarded 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 realize refined, subversive, and unusually put interpretations of biblical bills.
Moving past the worry with literary historical past to problem the conventional limitations among secular and non secular poetry, this publication presents a brand new, multidisciplinary, method of present fabrics and should be of curiosity to scholars, students and researchers of Islamic and Jewish stories in addition to to these with an curiosity in Hebrew and Arabic poetry of Islamic Spain.
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Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East) by Shari Lowin