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This index is a list of terms, concepts and names that occur in this book titled Like Joseph in Beauty:Yemeni Vernacular Poetry and Arab-Jewish Symbiosis. The book traces the evolution of an Arabic poetic form called 'Humayni poetry'. From Muslim mystical circles, the courts of aristocrats in Highland Yemen, and kabbalist circles of Yemenite Jews, Humayni poetry distinguishes itself with lyricism, musicality, and eroticism. The book addresses the connections between the Humayni poetry of Yemen and the sacred poetry of Jews from Yemen. It culminates with a discussion of ways in which poets and critics in modern-day Yemen and in Israel transformed this poetry.

Keywords: Humayni poetry; Yemenite Jews



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