A Medieval Miscellany by Margaret Wade Labarge

By Margaret Wade Labarge

This number of occasional writings through popular medieval student Margaret Wade Labarge considers an eclectic mixture of topics and matters within the heritage of the center a long time. the numerous lives of medieval girls, their energy and standing inside society, are depicted via their very own writings; questions of medieval tradition are associated with these dealing with humanity in our time; shuttle, as skilled through the main prestigious ambassador and through the lowliest pilgrim, is explored; and the origins and stipulations of healthiness care are tested. those topics have encouraged or trained the author's 8 significant historic works, yet are revisited the following with the readability, wit and self-discipline of an exceptional instructor. A Medieval Miscellany will supply readers already accustomed to Labarge's paintings new excitement, and supply an attractive direction into medieval lives and time for brand spanking new readers.

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A Medieval Miscellany

This selection of occasional writings by way of popular medieval pupil Margaret Wade Labarge considers an eclectic mixture of issues and concerns within the background of the center a while. the numerous lives of medieval girls, their strength and standing inside of society, are depicted via their very own writings; questions of medieval tradition are associated with these dealing with humanity in our time; trip, as skilled through the main prestigious ambassador and via the lowliest pilgrim, is explored; and the origins and prerequisites of well-being care are tested.

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E. Fleischer ( Jerusalem, 1995), 387). 20 This collection of homonym poems is to be published by Uri Melamed and Ephraim Yaakov. homonym poems in medieval hebrew literature 45 Moshe ibn Ezra’s book ends with the tenth gate, which is dedicated to wisdom and poetry. Joseph ben Tan˜um Hayerushalmi follows the example of Ibn Ezra’s book ‘Anak and organizes his collection of homonym poems, The Book of the Perfumed Flower Beds, in exactly the same way as Ibn Ezra did. The only difference is the naming of his chapters: they are not gates, but flower beds.

26 The use of figures of speech in poetry was also a controversial matter in Jewish society in Spain in the 1130s, as emerges from MIE’s theoretical writing, in particular part 2 of chapter 8 of Mu ā arah, which is a discussion of the badī . The entire essay was in fact written to instruct the novice in the proper writing of poetry. ”27 The second part of chapter 8 is dedicated to the discussion about the badī , focusing on twenty artistic devices used in poetry. After MIE lists the twenty devices but before he analyzes each of them in detail, he apologizes for using them: But since in Poetry especially we follow in the footsteps of the Arabs, we are bound to do as they do as far as we are able [.

Thesis, Columbia University, New York, 1972); J. Dana, Ha-poetica shel ha-shirah ha- ivrit bi-Sfarad bi-yme ha-benayim al pi R. Moshe ibn Ezra u-mqrorotheha ( Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 1983). 1 KITĀB AL-MU Ā ARAH WA-AL-MUDHĀKARAH 19 to political activity and even succeeded in being crowned caliph. On the very day after the coronation, however, he was murdered, and his political aspirations thereby reached their grim end. ), when the author was twenty-six years old. 10 MIE, the Jewish poet, was likewise born to a respected family of Jewish dignitaries closely associated with the kingdom of Granada.

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