A Sea of Languages: Rethinking the Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History (Hardcover)

A Sea of Languages: Rethinking the Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History By Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Editor), Karla Mallette (Editor) Cover Image

A Sea of Languages: Rethinking the Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History (Hardcover)

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Medieval European literature was once thought to have been isolationist in its nature, but recent scholarship has revealed the ways in which Spanish and Italian authors - including Cervantes and Marco Polo - were influenced by Arabic poetry, music, and philosophy. A Sea of Languages brings together some of the most influential scholars working in Muslim-Christian-Jewish cultural communications today to discuss the convergence of the literary, social, and economic histories of the medieval Mediterranean.

This volume takes as a starting point Mar a Rosa Menocal's groundbreaking work The Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History, a major catalyst in the reconsideration of prevailing assumptions regarding the insularity of medieval European literature. Reframing ongoing debates within literary studies in dynamic new ways, A Sea of Languages will become a critical resource and reference point for a new generation of scholars and students on the intersection of Arabic and European literature.

Product Details ISBN: 9780802098689
ISBN-10: 0802098681
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: July 11th, 2013
Pages: 328
Language: English