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The Resource Iberian Jewish literature : between al-Andalus and Christian Europe, Jonathan P. Decter

Iberian Jewish literature : between al-Andalus and Christian Europe, Jonathan P. Decter

Label
Iberian Jewish literature : between al-Andalus and Christian Europe
Title
Iberian Jewish literature
Title remainder
between al-Andalus and Christian Europe
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan P. Decter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This stimulating and graceful book explores Iberian Jewish attitudes toward cultural transition during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, when growing intolerance of Jews in Islamic al-Andalus and the southward expansion of the Christian Reconquista led to their relocation from Islamic to Christian domains. By engaging literary topics such as imagery, structure, voice, landscape, and geography, Jonathan P. Decter traces attitudes that range from tenacious longing for the Islamic past to comfort in the new Christian environment. Through comparison with Arabic and European vernacular literatures, Decter elucidates a medieval Hebrew poetics of estrangement and nostalgia, poetic responses to catastrophe, and the refraction of social issues in fictional narratives. This book brings to life the voices of Jewish writers of the period as they negotiate their identities between the Islamic and Christian worlds. Decter's clear and engaging treatment of the interplay among Islamic, Jewish, and Christian cultures in medieval al-Andalus is an important reminder of how these worlds were once intertwined. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Decter, Jonathan P.
Dewey number
892.4/1209384
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ5023
LC item number
.D43 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hebrew poetry, Medieval
  • Hebrew poetry, Medieval
  • Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew
  • Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Andalusia (Spain)
  • Spain
Label
Iberian Jewish literature : between al-Andalus and Christian Europe, Jonathan P. Decter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Space : landscape and transition -- Form : varieties of lamentation and estrangement -- Imagery : the protean garden -- Context : imagining Hebrew fiction between Arabic and European sources -- Structure : literature in transition -- Voice : maqāma and morality -- Space : landscape, geography, and transition -- Conclusion : Out of the garden
Control code
76416653
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780253349132
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2006038451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)76416653
Label
Iberian Jewish literature : between al-Andalus and Christian Europe, Jonathan P. Decter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Space : landscape and transition -- Form : varieties of lamentation and estrangement -- Imagery : the protean garden -- Context : imagining Hebrew fiction between Arabic and European sources -- Structure : literature in transition -- Voice : maqāma and morality -- Space : landscape, geography, and transition -- Conclusion : Out of the garden
Control code
76416653
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9780253349132
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2006038451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)76416653

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