- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 12, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195129881
- ISBN-13: 978-0195129885
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,118,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Gazelle: Medieval Hebrew Poems on God, Israel, and the Soul
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Text: English, Hebrew (translation)
Original Language: Hebrew
About the Author
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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One annoyance, however, is the author's conclusion that the Islamic conquerors of the middle east and Spain were relatively tolerant. In fact, the author writes that the Jewish people were "tolerated," and that is a far cry from living in peace.
Those who wish to move beyond the discussion of poetry and liturgy to obtain an accurate portrait of Jewish life in Moorish Spain would better serve the subject via the book on that subject by Richard Fletcher.
For the understanding of poetry alone, this book is fine. For the understanding of Islamic history of and treatment of Jewish subjects, not so much.