Models and Contacts: Arabic Literature and Its Impact on Medieval Jewish Culture

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BRILL, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 259 pages
Medieval Jewish literature from the 10th century onwards drew heavily on Arabic literary models. This important new study discusses the introduction of fictionality into Classical Arabic Literature, the mechanics of the basic rhyming model in Classical Arabic poetry and the medieval Arabic theory of rhyme. Subsequently, it goes on to analyze the introduction of Arabic literary models into 10th-century Jewish literature, Karaite influences, the roles of Hebrew and Arabic and bilingualism, metrical innovations and literary contacts in later Jewish literary works. This work will prove a valuable source of study material to students and historians of Classical Arabic and medieval Jewish literature.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
Poetic Models and Beyond
11
Reaction of the established literary system
26
Legitimizing Fiction in Classical Arabic
37
14
42
Creating a Sense of Reality in Classical
48
25
52
Prosodic Models
60
Conclusions and Perspectives
122
The Acceptance of the magāma into
130
Three Major Karaite Contributions
147
Words beautifully put Hebrew versus
158
Bilingualism and Cultural Images
178
Dunaš ben Labrats Metrical Innovation
191
Literary Contacts and Where to Find Them
208
alḤuşrīs speculation on the birth of
215

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67
The Medieval Arabic Theory of Rhyme
81
first method of classification
88
Rhyme in Rhymed Prose
104

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Page 237 - NUTT.— Two TREATISES ON VERBS CONTAINING FEEBLE AND DOUBLE LETTERS. By R. Jehuda Hayug of Fez. Translated into Hebrew from the original Arabic by R. Moses Gikatilia of Cordova, with the Treatise on Punctuation by the same author, translated by Aben Ezra. Edited from Bodleian MSS., with an English translation, by JW Nutt, MA Demy 8vo, pp. 312, sewed. 1870. 5s. NUTT. — A SKETCH OF SAMARITAN HISTORY, DOGMA, AND LITERATURE. An Introtroduction to "Fragments of a Samaritan Targum.

About the author (2000)

Rina Drory is Associate Professor in the department of Arabic Language and Literature of Tel Aviv University and the Head of the School of Cultural Studies in Tel Aviv University.

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