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Love In Hebrew Secular Poetry In The Setting Of Medieval Arabic Poetry

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This chapter first reviews briefly the theme of love in Arabic poetry, after it moves on to an assessment of the Hebrew love poems for precisely what is different from the parallel Arabic poetry. The essence of this theme is the great dismay caused to the poet, who on his arrival for his rendezvous with his beloved, a member of another tribe, he realizes that the tribe has migrated to a different encampment; therefore he bemoans the day, or night he was born. At first glance the love theme in a purely courtly context first emerges in Hebrew poetry in Spain only during the second generation (970-1020) in the remnants of the secular poems of Yiaq ibn Mar Šaul. By contrast, poets such as Šemuel Ha-Nagid and Moše ibn Ezra are marked by the decisive influence of the courtly love poetry of the Abbasid period.

Keywords: Šemuel Ha-Nagid; Arabic poetry; Hebrew secular poetry; Moše ibn Ezra



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