By Shari Lowin
Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a principally neglected subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written through Muslim and Jewish spiritual students, during which the sweetheart and his sensual adventure of the loved are in comparison to scriptural characters and storylines.
This booklet examines the ways that the scriptural referents slot in with, or range from, the normal Andalusian poetic conventions. The learn then proceeds to match the scriptural tales and characters as provided within the poems with their scriptural and exegetical resources. This new intertextual research unearths 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 offered 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 notice sophisticated, subversive, and strangely put interpretations of biblical money owed.
Moving past the fear with literary historical past to problem the normal limitations among secular and spiritual poetry, this booklet presents a brand new, multidisciplinary, method of present fabrics and should be of curiosity to scholars, students and researchers of Islamic and Jewish reports in addition to to these with an curiosity in Hebrew and Arabic poetry of Islamic Spain.
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