By Shari Lowin
Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a principally missed subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written via Muslim and Jewish spiritual students, during which the sweetheart and his sensual adventure of the cherished are in comparison to scriptural characters and storylines.
This booklet examines the ways that the scriptural referents slot in with, or range from, the conventional Andalusian poetic conventions. The examine then proceeds to match 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 making use of Qur’?nic heroes of their secular verses, the Muslim poets awarded 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 become aware of refined, subversive, and unusually put interpretations of biblical bills.
Moving past the fear with literary background to problem the normal limitations among secular and spiritual poetry, this e-book presents a brand new, multidisciplinary, method of latest fabrics and may 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