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El abencerraje (novela y romancero)

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El Abencerraje es una novela corta que narra un hecho que se situa, espacialmente, en la frontera entre moros y cristianos de Andalucia y, temporalmente, en el siglo XV. Junto con los romances, esta edicion representa un ejemplo de literatura de tematica morisca, tan frecuente en el renacimiento espanol.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Catedra
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Francisco H. González
No viene mal en momentos tan crispados como los presentes leer libros como este del siglo XVI, un cuento anónimo que apuesta por la convivencia, la tolerancia, la comprensión, el respeto, la hermandad entre pueblos y culturas, en este caso entre musulmanes y cristianos, reconociendo cada uno las cualidades de su contrario. En el texto hay mucho amor a las armas, y las armas del amor en todo su esplendor.
El que haya visitado la Alhambra conocerá la leyenda del Salón de los Abencerrajes.
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Kim Rendfeld
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Newly translated, "The Abencerraje" is a late medieval story of friendship under the most unlikely circumstances. The two main characters are Christian and Muslim during the Reconquest of Spain. Despite this religious war, both men see each other’s virtues and adhere to a chivalric code of honor.

What makes this story even more remarkable is the time it was written, about 1551, during the Spanish Inquisition. During a time of intolerance, the anonymous author dares to hope that friendship and un
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Catherine
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, novels, maestría
As idealized tales of convivencia and chivalry go, I mean, fine.
David Harrison
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Como me encantan la época medieval, España y la historia del mundo Árabe, el abencerraje es, para mí, un conjunto literario maravilloso.

La historia se sitúa en la frontera andaluza y nos presenta a dos personajes – un moro y un cristiano. Sus identidades opuestas (musulmán y cristiano luchando en la frontera) y la humanidad que comparten en cuanto al amor y la amistad forman base de la novela. La novela permite comprender mejor la situación histórica y la manera en que convivían las dos sociedad
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Amanda Louise
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spanish
I read this novella for a Spanish course titled "La imagen del otro" (The image of the other). This was one of the several novels we read dealing with historical and contemporary race relations in Spain.

El Abencerraje y la hermosa Jarifa is an interesting examination of 15th century relations between the Spanish Christians and the Muslim Moors in the region of Andalucia. Through the Christian soldier Narvaez and the noble Moor Abindarraez, the novel's author (who remains anonymous)shows a differ
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Jesss
Apr 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
It is amazing what works were produced hundreds of years ago! We think we got it all with our technology but these guys were intelligent! This book is so important for out current feud in the middle east. This book written in the 1400's can teach us more about understanding and brotherly love than most. A Cristian soldier and Muslim prince meet on the battle field. One loyal and trust worthy and the other courageous and powerful. from two absolute different points they grow to understand each ot ...more
Noemi
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es difícil dar una clasificación, porque no lo leí sólo para disfrutar sino para estudiar. Fue muy interesante y creo que la novela da un poco de perspectiva sobre las actitudes complicadas que tenían los españoles cristianos medievales acerca de los musulmanes granadinos, y que eso implicó (y que no implicó) acerca de los moriscos contemporáneos.
Eteocles
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Posiblemente uno de los libros más bellos que se hayan escrito jamás en lengua española. Para releer una y otra vez. :)
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no me imaginaba que me fuera a implicar tanto en esta novela, la verdad
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