Spanish & Portuguese Romances

Author: Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Andalusi Literary and Intellectual Tradition

The Role of Arabic in Judah ibn Tibbon's Ethical Will

Author: Sarah J. Pearce

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 822

Beginning in 1172, Judah ibn Tibbon, who was called the father of Hebrew translators, wrote a letter to his son that was full of personal and professional guidance. The detailed letter, described as an ethical will, was revised through the years and offered a vivid picture of intellectual life among Andalusi elites exiled in the south of France after 1148. S. J. Pearce sets this letter into broader context and reads it as a document of literary practice and intellectual values. She reveals how ibn Tibbon, as a translator of philosophical and religious texts, explains how his son should make his way in the family business and how to operate, textually, within Arabic literary models even when writing for a non-Arabic audience. While the letter is also full of personal criticism and admonitions, Pearce shows ibn Tibbon making a powerful argument in favor of the continuation of Arabic as a prestige language for Andalusi Jewish readers and writers, even in exile outside of the Islamic world.

The Fear of French Negroes

Transcolonial Collaboration in the Revolutionary Americas

Author: Sara Elizabeth Johnson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 289

View: 272

The Fear of French Negroes is an interdisciplinary study that explores how people of African descent responded to the collapse and reconsolidation of colonial life in the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1845). Using visual culture, popular music and dance, periodical literature, historical memoirs, and state papers, Sara E. Johnson examines the migration of people, ideas, and practices across imperial boundaries. Building on previous scholarship on black internationalism, she traces expressions of both aesthetic and experiential transcolonial black politics across the Caribbean world, including Hispaniola, Louisiana and the Gulf South, Jamaica, and Cuba. Johnson examines the lives and work of figures as diverse as armed black soldiers and privateers, female performers, and newspaper editors to argue for the existence of "competing inter-Americanisms” as she uncovers the struggle for unity amidst the realities of class, territorial, and linguistic diversity. These stories move beyond a consideration of the well-documented anxiety insurgent blacks occasioned in slaveholding systems to refocus attention on the wide variety of strategic alliances they generated in their quests for freedom, equality and profit.

Mexico & Central America Handbook

Author: Ben Box

Publisher: Passport Books

ISBN:

Category: Central America

Page: 1376

View: 731

Packed with up-to-date information, including highlights of virtually every town and site, this guide includes money-saving tips, advice on staying healthy, and anecdotes on local history, culture, customs, and etiquette. 50 color photos & maps.

Catalogue

Author: Hispanic Society of America. Library

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Brazilian literature

Page:

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