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By Jonathan P. Decter

This stimulating and swish ebook explores Iberian Jewish attitudes towards cultural transition in the course of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, whilst transforming into intolerance towards Jews in Islamic al-Andalus and the southward enlargement of the Christian Reconquista resulted in the relocation of Jews from Islamic to Christian domain names. through attractive literary subject matters similar to imagery, constitution, voice, panorama, and geography, Jonathan P. Decter strains attitudes towards transition that diversity from tenacious eager for the Islamic previous to convenience within the Christian atmosphere. via comparability with Arabic and ecu vernacular literatures, Decter elucidates a medieval Hebrew poetics of estrangement and nostalgia, poetic responses to disaster, and the refraction of social matters in fictional narratives.

Published with the beneficiant help of the Koret Foundation.

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