By Shari Lowin
Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a mostly ignored 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 cherished are in comparison to scriptural characters and storylines.
This publication examines the ways that the scriptural referents slot in with, or vary from, the conventional Andalusian poetic conventions. The learn then proceeds to check the scriptural tales and characters as awarded 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 hope as greater than poetic ornamentation; in utilising 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 realize sophisticated, subversive, and strangely positioned interpretations of biblical money owed.
Moving past the fear with literary background to problem the conventional limitations among secular and spiritual poetry, this ebook presents a brand new, multidisciplinary, method of latest 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