Spanish Hebrew Poetry and the Arab Literary Tradition: Arabic Themes in Hebrew Andalusian Poetry

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E.J. Brill, 1994 - Architecture - 376 pages
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This book offers an introduction to the history of the Jews of the Iberian peninsula and the political situation of Muslim Spain during the eleventh century as well as an introduction to Arabic poetry, its genres and poetical theory, and the relation between Arabic poetry from the East and that of al-Andalus. This work deals extensively with the different Arabic poetic genres and their Hebrew equivalents, focusing on the four main poets Samuel han-Nagid, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Moses Ibn Ezra and Yehuda hal-Lewi. At the end conclusions are drawn about the use of Arabic themes in Hebrew Andalusian poetry.

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About the author (1994)

Arie Schippers, Ph.D. (1988) in Literature, University of Amsterdam, where he now teaches in the Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies. His undergraduate work was in Semitic and Romance languages at the University of Leiden. He has published several articles on both classical Arabic and Hebrew Andalusian poetry and Arabic and Hebrew literature in general.

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