The Resource Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain, Ross Brann, (electronic resource/)

Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain, Ross Brann, (electronic resource/)

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Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain
Title
Power in the portrayal
Title remainder
representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain
Statement of responsibility
Ross Brann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Power in the Portrayal unveils a fresh and vital perspective on power relations in eleventh- and twelfth-century Muslim Spain as reflected in historical and literary texts of the period. Employing the methods of the new historical literary study in looking at a range of texts, Ross Brann reveals the paradoxical relations between the Andalusi Muslim and Jewish elites in an era when long periods of tolerance and respect were punctuated by outbreaks of tension and hostility. The examined Arabic texts reveal a fragmented perception of the Jew in eleventh-century al-Andalus. They depict seemingly contradictory figures at whose poles are an intelligent, skilled, and noble Jew deserving of homage and a vile, stupid, and fiendish enemy of God and Islam. For their part, the Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic texts display a deep-seated reluctance to portray Muslims in any light at all. Brann cogently demonstrates that these representations of Jews and Muslims--each of which is concerned with issues of sovereignty and the exercise of power--reflect the shifting, fluctuating, and ambivalent relations between elite members of two of the ethno-religious communities of al-Andalus. --From publishers description
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
946/.8004924
Index
index present
LC call number
DP52
LC item number
.B73 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world
Label
Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain, Ross Brann, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=273009
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Power in the portrayal -- Force of character: three eleventh-century Andalusi-Muslim views of Ismail ibn Naghrila (Samuel the Nagid) (Taqabat al-umam; Ibn Hayyan al-Qurtubi apud al-Ihata fi akhbar gharnata; al-Tibyan) -- An Andalusi-Muslim literary typology of Jewish heresy and sedition: al-Fisal fi l-milal wal-ahwa wal-nihal and Al-Radd ala ibn al-naghrila al-yahudi (Ali ibn Hazm) -- Textualizing ambivalence: Ibn Bassams literary miscellany, The treasury concerning the merits of the people of Iberia (al-Dhakhira fi mahasin ahl al-jazira) -- Muslim counterparts, rivals, mentors, and foes: a trope of Andalusi-Jewish identity? The problem of Andalusi-Jewish representations of Muslims -- The silence of the Jews: Judah al-Harizis Picaresque tale of the Muslim astrologer
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ocn355507764
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttv8gc
Label
Power in the portrayal : representations of Jews and Muslims in eleventh- and twelfth-century Islamic Spain, Ross Brann, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=273009
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Power in the portrayal -- Force of character: three eleventh-century Andalusi-Muslim views of Ismail ibn Naghrila (Samuel the Nagid) (Taqabat al-umam; Ibn Hayyan al-Qurtubi apud al-Ihata fi akhbar gharnata; al-Tibyan) -- An Andalusi-Muslim literary typology of Jewish heresy and sedition: al-Fisal fi l-milal wal-ahwa wal-nihal and Al-Radd ala ibn al-naghrila al-yahudi (Ali ibn Hazm) -- Textualizing ambivalence: Ibn Bassams literary miscellany, The treasury concerning the merits of the people of Iberia (al-Dhakhira fi mahasin ahl al-jazira) -- Muslim counterparts, rivals, mentors, and foes: a trope of Andalusi-Jewish identity? The problem of Andalusi-Jewish representations of Muslims -- The silence of the Jews: Judah al-Harizis Picaresque tale of the Muslim astrologer
Control code
ocn355507764
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttv8gc

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