By Jonathan P. Decter
This stimulating and sleek publication explores Iberian Jewish attitudes towards cultural transition through the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, while growing to be intolerance towards Jews in Islamic al-Andalus and the southward enlargement of the Christian Reconquista ended in the relocation of Jews from Islamic to Christian domain names. by means of attractive literary themes reminiscent of imagery, constitution, voice, panorama, and geography, Jonathan P. Decter strains attitudes towards transition that variety from tenacious eager for the Islamic earlier to convenience within the Christian surroundings. 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 aid of the Koret Foundation.