Wine, Women, and Death: Medieval Hebrew Poems on the Good Life

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byRaymond P. Scheindlin

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The Jewish poets of medieval Spain combined elements of the dominant Arabic-Islamic culture with Jewish religious and literary traditions to create a rich new Hebrew literature that is as richly entertaining today as it was in the twelfth century. In this delight delightful book, Scheindlinpresents the original Hebrew poetry with his own melodic English translations, each followed by commentary that explains its cultural context.

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The Jewish poets of medieval Spain combined elements of the dominant Arabic-Islamic culture with Jewish religious and literary traditions to create a rich new Hebrew literature that is as richly entertaining today as it was in the twelfth century. In this delight delightful book, Scheindlinpresents the original Hebrew poetry with his o...

Raymond P. Scheindlin is Professor of Medieval Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has served as rabbi at the Kane Street Synagogue, Brooklyn, and as provost of the Seminary.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.09 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195129873

ISBN - 13:9780195129878

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IntroductionWineWomenDeathAfterwordNotesFor Further ReadingIndex