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The Resource Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain, Ross Brann

Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain, Ross Brann

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Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain
Title
Power in the portrayal
Title remainder
representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain
Statement of responsibility
Ross Brann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
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DLC
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1949-
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Brann, Ross
Dewey number
946/.8004924
Index
index present
LC call number
DP52
LC item number
.B73 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world
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  • Jews
  • Arabic literature
  • Arabic literature
  • Arabic literature
  • Jews
  • Judaism and literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Muslims in literature
  • Andalusia (Spain)
Summary expansion
Power in the Portrayalunveils a fresh and vital perspective on power relations in eleventh- and twelfth-century Muslim Spain as reflected in historical and literary texts of the period. Employing the methods of the new historical literary study in looking at a range of texts, Ross Brann reveals the paradoxical relations between the Andalusi Muslim and Jewish elites in an era when long periods of tolerance and respect were punctuated by outbreaks of tension and hostility. The examined Arabic texts reveal a fragmented perception of the Jew in eleventh-century al-Andalus. They depict seemingly contradictory figures at whose poles are an intelligent, skilled, and noble Jew deserving of homage and a vile, stupid, and fiendish enemy of God and Islam. For their part, the Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic texts display a deep-seated reluctance to portray Muslims in any light at all. Brann cogently demonstrates that these representations of Jews and Muslims--each of which is concerned with issues of sovereignty and the exercise of power--reflect the shifting, fluctuating, and ambivalent relations between elite members of two of the ethno-religious communities of al-Andalus. Brann's accessible prose is enriched by his splendid translations; the original texts are also included. This book is the first to study the construction of social meaning in Andalusi Arabic, Judeo-Arabic, and Hebrew literary texts and historical chronicles. The novel approach illuminates nuances of respect, disinterest, contempt, and hatred reflected in the relationship between Muslims and Jews in medieval Spain
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Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain, Ross Brann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-184) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Power in the portrayal -- Force of character: three eleventh-century Andalusi-Muslim views of Ismāʼīl ibn Naghrīla (Samuel the Nagid) (Ṭaqabāt al-umam; Ibn Ḥayyān al-Qurṭubī apud al-Iḥāṭa fī akhbār gharnāṭa; al-Tibyān) -- An Andalusi-Muslim literary typology of Jewish heresy and sedition: al-Fiṣal fī l-milal wal-ahwāʼ wal-niḥal and Al-Radd ʻalā ibn al-naghrīla al-yahūdī (ʻAlī ibn Ḥazm) -- Textualizing ambivalence: Ibn Bassām's literary miscellany, The treasury concerning the merits of the people of Iberia (al-Dhakhīra fī maḥāsin ahl al-jazīra) -- Muslim counterparts, rivals, mentors, and foes: a trope of Andalusi-Jewish identity? The problem of Andalusi-Jewish representations of Muslims -- The silence of the Jews: Judah al-Ḥarizi's Picaresque tale of the Muslim astrologer
Control code
49576782
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9780691001876
Lccn
2001058060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain, Ross Brann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-184) 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
Introduction: Power in the portrayal -- Force of character: three eleventh-century Andalusi-Muslim views of Ismāʼīl ibn Naghrīla (Samuel the Nagid) (Ṭaqabāt al-umam; Ibn Ḥayyān al-Qurṭubī apud al-Iḥāṭa fī akhbār gharnāṭa; al-Tibyān) -- An Andalusi-Muslim literary typology of Jewish heresy and sedition: al-Fiṣal fī l-milal wal-ahwāʼ wal-niḥal and Al-Radd ʻalā ibn al-naghrīla al-yahūdī (ʻAlī ibn Ḥazm) -- Textualizing ambivalence: Ibn Bassām's literary miscellany, The treasury concerning the merits of the people of Iberia (al-Dhakhīra fī maḥāsin ahl al-jazīra) -- Muslim counterparts, rivals, mentors, and foes: a trope of Andalusi-Jewish identity? The problem of Andalusi-Jewish representations of Muslims -- The silence of the Jews: Judah al-Ḥarizi's Picaresque tale of the Muslim astrologer
Control code
49576782
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9780691001876
Lccn
2001058060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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