The Literature of Al-Andalus - The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (Hardback)
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The Literature of Al-Andalus - The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 520 Pages / Published: 31/08/2000
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The Literature of Al-Andalus is an exploration of the culture of Iberia, present-day Spain and Portugal, during the period when it was an Islamic, mostly Arabic-speaking territory, from the eighth to the thirteenth century, and in the centuries following the Christian conquest when Arabic continued to be widely used. The volume embraces many other related spheres of Arabic culture including philosophy, art, architecture and music. It also extends the subject to other literatures - especially Hebrew and Romance literatures - that burgeoned alongside Arabic and created the distinctive hybrid culture of medieval Iberia. Edited by an Arabist, an Hebraist and a Romance scholar, with individual chapters compiled by a team of the world's leading experts of Islamic Iberia, Sicily and related cultures, this is a truly interdisciplinary and comparative work which offers a interesting approach to the field.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521471596
Number of pages: 520
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This volume introduces a new concept of literary history, a regional rather than a linguistic one: it deals not only with the Arabic literature of al-Andalus, but also with the Hebrew, Latin and Romance literatures of al-Andalus.' Bibliotheca Orientalis
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"Chapters are informative, thoughtful and well-written." Times Literary Supplement
"The quality of the writing throughout the volume is superb, and the interdisciplinary and pluricultural approaches of the collected essays make for fascinating, enjoyable reading." La Coronica
"The editors have created a multidimensional tapestry, aptly reflecting the rich, complex, intertwined culture of Al- Andalus." Reference Reviews (UK)
"The editors of this installment of the Cmabridge History of Arabic Literature are to be commended for their broad and inclusive view of the languages and literatures of Andalusia. Covering the ninth to the early nineteenth centuries, they trace some of the creative intersections and confluenceof Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish, as well as of architecture and music." MESA Bulletin
"...straightforward and clear...very helpful as a reference work for understanding a subject that is significant..." Comitatus
"A sound and detailed introduction of enormous utility." Speculum

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