"Chapters are informative, thoughtful and well-written." Times Literary Supplement
"The quality of the writing throughout the volume is superb, and the interdisciplinary and pluricultural approaches of the collected essays make for fascinating, enjoyable reading." La Coronica
"The editors have created a multidimensional tapestry, aptly reflecting the rich, complex, intertwined culture of Al- Andalus." Reference Reviews (UK)
"The editors of this installment of the Cmabridge History of Arabic Literature are to be commended for their broad and inclusive view of the languages and literatures of Andalusia. Covering the ninth to the early nineteenth centuries, they trace some of the creative intersections and confluenceof Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish, as well as of architecture and music." MESA Bulletin
"...straightforward and clear...very helpful as a reference work for understanding a subject that is significant..." Comitatus
"A sound and detailed introduction of enormous utility." Speculum
The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: The Literature of Al-Andalus explores the culture of Iberia from the eighth to the thirteenth century, and to the centuries following the Christian conquest, when Arabic continued to be used. While the focus is on literature, the study extends to the related fields of philosophy, art, architecture and music. Edited by an Arabist, an Hebraist and a Romance scholar, with individual chapters by a team of the world's leading experts in the field, this is a truly interdisciplinary and comparative work offering a radical new approach.