• Between Secular and Sacred: Abraham ibn Ezra and the Song of Songs

    Author(s):
    David Wacks (see profile)
    Date:
    2004
    Group(s):
    CLCS Medieval, LLC Medieval Iberian
    Subject(s):
    Hebrew literature, Medieval literature
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Medieval Iberian Literature, sephardic, Andalusi
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63W5X
    Abstract:
    The work of the Judeo-Spanish poet and exegete Abraham Ibn Ezra (d. 1167 C.E.) featuring the language of the Song is perhaps the best showcase of the interplay between sacred and secular in Hebrew Andalusī literature. When it comes to the Song, Ibn Ezra literally wrote the book on it, a commentary that gives equal treatment to its literal and allegorical meanings. He also made use of the language of the Song in many literary works of various genres. Through his work we are privileged with a unique glimpse into the beating heart of Hebrew Andalusī culture.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter
    Publisher:
    Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs
    Author/Editor:
    Hamilton, Portnoy, Wacks
    Book Title:
    Wine, Women, and Song: Hebrew and Arabic Poetry in Medieval Iberia
    Chapter:
    Between Secular and Sacred: Abraham ibn Ezra and the Song of Songs
    Start Page:
    47
    End Page:
    58
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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