Under The Influence: Questioning the Comparative in Medieval Castile

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Cynthia Robinson, Leyla Rouhi
BRILL, 2005 - History - 332 pages
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This volume of essays considers specific examples of literature and art in medieval Castile, problematizing the idea of comparative methodology when studying the cultural production of a place with such an intensely multi-linguistic and multi-religious profile. Contributions have been solicited from an equal number of specialists in the art and literature of the medieval Iberian peninsula, with each essay highlighting the ways in which stable categories of genre or style are ultimately inadequate to a full and nuanced reading of cultural products which in some sense 'belong' to, or address, more that one of medieval Iberia's 'classic three,' Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultural entities.Contributors: Ana Echevarria ; Heather Ecker ; María Judith Feliciano; Luis M. Girón-Negrón ; Gregory S. Hutcheson; Gregory B. Kaplan ; Benjamin Liu ; Francisco Prado-Vilar ; Cynthia Robinson ; Leyla Rouhi ; Louise O. Vasvári.

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Editors Introduction
The Emperors New Clothes
Undressing for Good Love
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Cynthia Robinson, Ph.D. (1995) in the History of Art (University of Pennsylvania) is Assistant Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History at Cornell University. She has published on the art and literature[s] of Medieval Iberia, with particular focus on the relationship of art to literature, courtly culture and religion.
Leyla Rouhi, Ph.D. (1995) in Romance Languages (Harvard University) is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish at Williams College. She has published on the figure of the medieval go-between, the interaction of Islamic and Christian poetics in medieval Spanish.

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