Representing Others in Medieval Iberian Literature / Edition 1

Representing Others in Medieval Iberian Literature / Edition 1

by M. Hamilton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403979847

ISBN-13: 9781403979841

Pub. Date: 11/07/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Representing Others in Medieval Iberian Literature explores the ways Arabic, Jewish and Christian intellectuals in medieval Iberia (courtiers and clerics) adapt and transform the Andalusi go-between figure in order to represent their own role as cultural intermediaries. While these authors are of different religious, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, they use the

Overview

Representing Others in Medieval Iberian Literature explores the ways Arabic, Jewish and Christian intellectuals in medieval Iberia (courtiers and clerics) adapt and transform the Andalusi go-between figure in order to represent their own role as cultural intermediaries. While these authors are of different religious, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, they use the go-between, an essential figure in the Andalusi courtly discourse of desire, to open up a secular, more tolerant intellectual space in the face of increasingly fundamentalist currents in their respective cultures. The way this study focuses on the hybrid discourses and identities of medieval Iberia as Muslim, Jewish and Christian responses to continual contact/conflict reflects a methodological approach based in Cultural and Translation Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403979841
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/07/2007
Series:
The New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Palaces of Memory: Mediation, Court Culture, and the Caliphate Many a Zayd and 'Amr: Mediation and Representation in al-Andalus Translating Desire: The Violence of Memory in the Judeo-Iberian maqamat Turning Tricks: The Go-Between in the Western Europe Representing Others in the Libro de buen amor

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