The Resource Convivencia : Jews, Muslims, and Christians in medieval Spain, edited by Vivian B. Mann, Jerrilyn D. Dodds, and Thomas F. Glick

Convivencia : Jews, Muslims, and Christians in medieval Spain, edited by Vivian B. Mann, Jerrilyn D. Dodds, and Thomas F. Glick

Label
Convivencia : Jews, Muslims, and Christians in medieval Spain
Title
Convivencia
Title remainder
Jews, Muslims, and Christians in medieval Spain
Statement of responsibility
edited by Vivian B. Mann, Jerrilyn D. Dodds, and Thomas F. Glick
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Middle Ages in Spain - the period from the Muslim Conquest in 711 to the expulsion of the Jews and the defeat of the last Muslim ruler in 1492 - witnessed an extraordinary "Golden Age" through the intermingling of its Jewish, Muslim, and Christian inhabitants. This volume explores the nature of their coexistence (termed convivencia by Spanish historians), which embraced not only ideological interchange and cultural influence, but also mutual friction, rivalry, and suspicion. The cultural and social dynamics underlying convivencia powerfully influenced the creation of poetry, art, architecture, and the material culture of Spain, as well as the transmission and absorption of scientific ideas and technology from East to West. Explored by leading scholars in each of these fields, the cultural treasures of convivencia range from Hebrew biblical manuscripts illuminated with Islamic stylistic motifs, to astrolabes with Latin inscriptions, to the first examples of secular Hebrew poetry. More than one hundred of these objects are united for the first time in an exhibition at The Jewish Museum, New York. At a time when the study of cultural fusion is receiving increasing attention, this volume offers a fresh and comprehensive view of Spain's pluralistic medieval society. Moreover, it celebrates an inspiring history of cultural achievement in the context of intergroup relations that were both negative and positive
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.S7
LC item number
C585 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mann, Vivian B
  • Dodds, Jerrilynn Denise
  • Glick, Thomas F
  • Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Spain
Label
Convivencia : Jews, Muslims, and Christians in medieval Spain, edited by Vivian B. Mann, Jerrilyn D. Dodds, and Thomas F. Glick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Jewish Museum, New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Convivencia: An introductory note / Thomas F. Glick -- Jews, Christians, and Muslims in medieval Iberia : Convivencia through the eyes of Sephardic Jews / Benjamin R. Gampel -- Hebrew Poetry in medieval Iberia / Raymond P. Scheindlin -- Social perception and literary portrayal : Jews and Muslims in medieval Spanish literature / Dwayne E. Carpenter -- Science in medieval Spain : the Jewish contribution in the context of Convivencia / Glick -- Mudejar tradition and the synagogues of medieval Spain : cultural identity and cultural hegemony / Jerrilynn D. Dodds -- Hebrew illuminated manuscripts from the Iberian Peninsula / Gabrielle Sed-Rajna -- Material culture in medieval Spain / Juan Zozaya
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 263 p.
Isbn
9780807612866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92010069 //r96
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 1192086-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1192086
  • (Sirsi) o25632429
  • (OCoLC)25632429
Label
Convivencia : Jews, Muslims, and Christians in medieval Spain, edited by Vivian B. Mann, Jerrilyn D. Dodds, and Thomas F. Glick
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Jewish Museum, New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Convivencia: An introductory note / Thomas F. Glick -- Jews, Christians, and Muslims in medieval Iberia : Convivencia through the eyes of Sephardic Jews / Benjamin R. Gampel -- Hebrew Poetry in medieval Iberia / Raymond P. Scheindlin -- Social perception and literary portrayal : Jews and Muslims in medieval Spanish literature / Dwayne E. Carpenter -- Science in medieval Spain : the Jewish contribution in the context of Convivencia / Glick -- Mudejar tradition and the synagogues of medieval Spain : cultural identity and cultural hegemony / Jerrilynn D. Dodds -- Hebrew illuminated manuscripts from the Iberian Peninsula / Gabrielle Sed-Rajna -- Material culture in medieval Spain / Juan Zozaya
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 263 p.
Isbn
9780807612866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92010069 //r96
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 1192086-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1192086
  • (Sirsi) o25632429
  • (OCoLC)25632429

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