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 by way of Muslim and Jewish spiritual students, during which the sweetheart and his sensual adventure of the liked are in comparison to scriptural characters and storylines.



This ebook examines the ways that the scriptural referents slot in with, or range from, the normal 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 wish as greater than poetic ornamentation; in applying 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 be able to realize refined, subversive, and unusually put interpretations of biblical debts.



Moving past the worry with literary historical past to problem the conventional barriers among secular and non secular poetry, this booklet presents a brand new, multidisciplinary, method of current fabrics and should be of curiosity to scholars, students and researchers of Islamic and Jewish experiences in addition to to these with an curiosity in Hebrew and Arabic poetry of Islamic Spain.

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