The Alhambra: A Cycle of Studies on the Eleventh Century in Moorish Spain

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Walter de Gruyter, May 3, 2011 - History - 454 pages
The Alhambra A Cycle of Studies on the Eleventh Century in Moorish Spain.
 

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Contents

Prologue The Story of a Discovery and a Reply to Critics
1
Notes to Prologue
23
PART I A SOLOMONIC RENAISSANCE
27
A Cordova
29
B The Arabs
35
2 HISPANOARABIC PRIDE NATIONALISM AND SECULARISM
36
3 THE AWAKENING OF THE SENSES
38
4 ORIGINS
41
A Introduction Nature Poetry of the Eleventh Century
229
1 A BEE AND A PALM POEM
230
2 ARABIC NATURE POETRY ITS DEVELOPMENT
233
3 POETICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF EDIFICES IN SPAIN
238
4 HISPANOARABIC SPRING AND GARDEN POETRY
249
Notes to Part III A
258
B Ibn Gabirols Great Nature Poem
260
2 THE LAND OF POETRY ARABIC AND HEBREW MYTHOPOETRY
264

5 ARABIC POETRY
45
C The Jews
49
1 ACCULTURATION AND CONTEST
52
2 HEBREW ACTIVISM
58
3 HEBREW HUMANISM LIBERALISM AND HERESY
61
4 THE BEGINNING OF HISPANOHEBREW POETRY
73
Notes to Part I
81
PART II THE ALHAMBRA ART HISTORY
87
A Dramatis Personae In Full
89
A Nature Poem and Encomium to a Maecenas and his Castle
97
C Location of Yehōṡeph ibn Naghrāllas Alhambra Palace
105
D The Court of Lions
106
2 THE FOUNT OF LIONS
114
3 ICONOGRAPHY AND IDENTITY
120
THE NAGHRĀLLAS OTHER FANTASTIC ARCHITECTURE
140
5 SUMMARY
149
6 THE INSCRIPTION ON THE PRESENT BASIN
170
7 THE QUESTION OF THE ORIGINAL LOCATION AND FORM OF THE FOUNTAIN
172
8 THE MANUFACTURE OF THE LIONS
173
9 THE STYLE OF THE ALHAMBRA LIONS
175
10 THE COURT OF LIONS AND ITS WATER CHANNELS DATING THE ZĪRID STRUCTURES
177
E Other Constructions and Works of Art found in the Present Alhambra which may have been Yehōṡeph ibn Naghāllas
183
The other References to the Palace
185
Notes to Part II
193
PART III THE ALHAMBRA PALACE LITERARY STUDIES
227
3 THE TWO THEMES
267
HERITAGE AND TRANSFORMATION
284
5 COMPLETION OF THE FRAME
304
6 CONCLUSION AND COMPARISON
308
Notes to Part III B
313
C Ibn Gabirols Garden and Spring Poems
328
RAIN THE CALLIGRAPHER
335
RAIN RESTORING NATURE AND THE POET AGONIZED BY LOVE
336
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPRING
343
NOCTURNAL WINTERS END RAIN AND SPRING
349
INVITATION TO A BANQUET
353
D Arabic FlowerPortraits
361
The Present of Roses
363
Notes to Part III C D E
373
Abbreviations
375
Proper Names including dynasties nations religions sects
379
Subjects of Fine Arts
392
Literary Subjects including Metaphors
396
Geographic Names
402
Book Titles
404
Poems listed by their Beginning Words
406
Foreign Words
408
List of Illustrations
411
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