Book — 1 online resource (ix, 542 pages) : color illustrations.
1. General overview and preliminaries
2. Medieval synonym lists in Hebrew characters
3. Shem Tov's synonym lists in the Sefer ha-Shimmush
4. How Shem Tov's synonym lists were compiled
5. The vernacular element
6. The edition and the commentary Bibliography Plates EDITION OF SEFER HA-SHIMMUSH, BOOK 28, SYNONYM LIST 1.
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This critical edition and lexicological analysis of the first of the two glossaries of Book 29 of Shem Tov ben Isaac's Sefer ha-Shimmush contains more than 700 entries and offfers an extensive overview of the formation of medieval medical terminology in the romance (Old Occitan and in part Old Catalan) and Hebrew languages, as well as within the Arabic and Latin tradition. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Written in stone : the Andalusī rithāʼ al-mudun in the Arabic elegiac tradition
Weeping over the poetic past : poetry into prose in al-Saraqusṭī's Qayrawan maqāma
Al-Andalus and Sefarad in the Hebrew qaṣīda
The view from al-Andalus : looking east, west, and south for Andalusī identity
A final look back
Appendix: Select Arabic and Hebrew texts.
Looking Back at al-Andalus focuses on Arabic and Hebrew Literature that expresses the loss of al-Andalus from multiple vantage points. In doing so, this book examines the definition of al-Andalus' literary borders, the reconstruction of which navigates between traditional generic formulations and actual political, military and cultural challenges. By looking at a variety of genres, the book shows that literature aiming to recall and define al-Andalus expresses a series of symbolic literary objects more than a geographic and political entity fixed in a single time and place. Looking Back at al-Andalus offers a unique examination into the role of memory, language, and subjectivity in presenting a series of interpretations of what al-Andalus represented to different writers at different historical-cultural moments. (source: Nielsen Book Data)