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The Jewish poets of medieval Spain combined elements of the dominant Arabic-Islamic culture with Jewish religious and literary traditions to create a rich new Hebrew literature that is as richly entertaining today as it was in the twelfth century. In this delight delightful book, Scheindlin presents the original Hebrew poetry with his own melodic English translations, each ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1986)
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Jul 09, 2009 Veiltender rated it liked it
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See my review of The Gazelle: Medieval Hebrew Poems on God and the Soul for general impression of the series. This collection contains both some excellent poems (there is some delicious word-play and biblical imagery) and some not so good. They don't even have the excuse of being about God to elevate them.
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Aug 23, 2011 David Gross rated it really liked it
Fascinating discussion and translation of medieval Hebrew Poems written during the Muslim control of Andalusia. I am learning a good deal about a time and place I knew very little about.
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Raymond P. Scheindlin is professor of Medieval Hebrew Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary and director of JTS's Shalom Spiegel Institute of Medieval Hebrew Poetry. He has been on the JTS faculty since 1974 and served as provost from 1984 to 1988.

Dr. Scheindlin teaches and conducts research on the encounter of Hebrew and Arabic cultures in Spain, especially as embodied in the poetry of t
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