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History of the Iberian Monarchies

Ram Ben-Shalom

in Medieval Jews and the Christian Past: Jewish Historical Consciousness in Spain and Southern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113904
eISBN:
9781800341036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113904.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Jewish interest in the history of Spain and its kings—a preoccupation which intensified throughout the centuries. It shows how the kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula, Castile and ... More


Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Renée Levine Melammed

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Between 1391 and the end of the 15th century, numerous Spanish Jews converted to Christianity, most of them under duress. Before and after 1492, when the Jews were officially expelled from Spain, a ... More


Introduction

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Spanish Hebrew poetry. The revival of Hebrew poetry was a direct consequence of two factors: the residence of the Jews in Muslim lands, and the Jews’ ... More


Hebrew Poems from Spain

David Goldstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The years 950–1200 are often called the Golden Age of the Jews in Spain. During this period, the Jews reached a peak of achievement in all aspects of their life — political, spiritual, and cultural. ... More


Todros Ben Judah Abulafia

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the poetry of Todros ben Judah Abulafia. Todros ben Judah Halevi Abulafia was born in Toledo in 1247. Alfonso of Castille attracted many Jews to his court, and Todros was among ... More


Abraham Ibn Ezra

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the poetry of Abraham Ibn Ezra. Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra was born in Tudela. His birth may be dated in 1092, and it is possible that he met Judah ha-Levi in Southern Spain some ... More


Persecution and Martyrdom: The Law and the Body: Grace Aguilar's The Vale of Cedars, or The Martyr and George Eliot's Romola

in Catholic Sensationalism and Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310706
eISBN:
9781846312762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312762.004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the complex Victorian rhetoric of Catholic torture, persecution, and suffering, which has particular importance in understanding nineteenth-century anxieties about the ... More


A Note on the Translations

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains the translation of the selected Hebrew poems of the Spanish Jews. Biblical references play a large part in these poems. The making of poetry in Muslim lands was a far different ... More


Cultural Juxtapositions: Problematizing Scripture in Late Medieval Jewish and Christian Exegesis

Marc Saperstein

in Leadership and Conflict: Tensions in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764494
eISBN:
9781800341081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764494.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses a dramatically different approach that was apparently taken by late medieval Spanish Jewish writers under the influence of the Christian academies. This involves the explicit ... More


Judah Ha-Levi

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the poetry of Judah ha-Levi. The peak of Spanish Hebrew poetry was reached in the works of Judah ben Samuel ha-Levi. He excelled in all the media of his art, and he is ... More


Samuel Ha-Nagid

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the poetry of Samuel ha-Nagid. Samuel ha-Levi hen Joseph ibn Nagrela was born in Cordoba in 993. After the invasion of the North African Berbers in 1013, he was forced to leave ... More


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