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Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Raymond P. Scheindlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judah Halevi, the great medieval Hebrew poet, abandoned home and family in Spain (al-Andalus) at the end of his life and traveled east to die in the Holy Land. This book narrates his journey, quoting ... More


On the Hospitality of the Welsh: A Comparative View

Llinos Beverley Smith

in Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285464
eISBN:
9780191700330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285464.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines hospitality in later medieval Wales. Drawing on the corpus of poetry stretching from the 12th to the 16th centuries, it shows that the Welsh hosts offered prodigious, even ... More


Romance Studies 3: Dante

Alan Deyermond

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British studies and research with regard to medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri. It explains that Dante and his Divina commedia have been a central preoccupation of British ... More


Introduction

Denis E. McAuley

in Ibn `Arabī’s Mystical Poetics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659548
eISBN:
9780191743375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659548.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Literature

The introduction asks why Dīwān of Ibn `Arabī has been largely neglected by contemporary scholarship despite the growing body of work on that influential Sufi author. Early twentieth-century ... More


Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial

Olga Bush

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474416504
eISBN:
9781474444835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416504.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book undertakes an inter-medial approach to the study of the Alhambra, the medieval palatial city built in Granada by the Nasrids, the last Muslim dynasty in the Iberian Peninsula. Its aesthetic ... More


Watching the Birds and the Watcher

Guillermo Rodríguez

in When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides a cultural contextualization and assesses native or context-sensitive paradigms as valid tools to systematize Ramanujan’s aesthetic and poetic universe. It analyses the adoption ... More


Reflecting on Art: A.K. Ramanujan’s ‘Outer’ Aesthetics

Guillermo Rodríguez

in When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter Ramanujan’s aesthetics is tackled from the ‘outer’ or scholarly perspective of his academic disciplines and the various aesthetic and philosophical traditions he was steeped in. Both ... More


Jewish Hymnography: A Literary History

Leon J. Weinberger

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774303
eISBN:
9781800340978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book draws on a wealth of material, much of it previously available only in Hebrew, to trace the history of Jewish hymnography from its origins in the eastern Mediterranean to its subsequent ... More


Sa’adyah the Poet

Robert Brody

in Sa'adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on how Sa'adyah Gaon excelled in poetry, which he worked within the most highly structured frameworks that brought great originality to his praxis. It discusses Medieval Hebrew ... More


Polarized Debates, Ambivalent Judgments: The and the

Lewis Beer

in Machaut's Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in the Later Middle Ages and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813062419
eISBN:
9780813053080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062419.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter aims to illustrate three simple points: first, that medieval love-debate poetry is centrally concerned with a conflict between idealism and pragmatism; second, that Machaut’s Jugement du ... More


Troy Books for Boys: Glosses on the Achilleid and Ilias latina

Marjorie Curry Woods

in Weeping for Dido: The Classics in the Medieval Classroom

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691170800
eISBN:
9780691188744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170800.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines two short classical works read by students at a lower level, and the interlinear glosses are more basic. They imprint on us the intimate, detailed knowledge of the words of the ... More


Prologue: Earliest Contacts: Medieval Poetry and Old Norse Myth

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The prologue considers the influence of Old Norse myth on pre-Conquest literature, and focuses on the Old English poem Beowulf. Although Anglo-Saxon poets, working in the centuries before Old Norse ... More


A Collection of Jewish Philosophical Prayers

Y. Ṭzvi Langermann (ed.)

in Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers the philosophical quest for God that found powerful expression in medieval Hebrew poetry. It mentions poets that composed hymns in praise of the deity and his creations as ... More


The Archpoet and Medieval Culture

Peter Godman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719229
eISBN:
9780191788499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is about one of the most famous and least understood authors of the Latin Middle Ages. We know him by the pseudonym of Archpoet. Setting his world and his works in their historical ... More


Eros

Giorgio Agamben

in The Adventure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter seeks to define the experience of Eros. It first dismisses the modern conceptions of adventure, which run the risk of obstructing our access to the original meaning of the term. The end ... More


Aventure

Giorgio Agamben

in The Adventure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the definitions of the term aventure. It considers this term to be an essential technical term of the medieval poetic vocabulary. It has been recognized as such by modern ... More


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