0804741204 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: The year 1492 is only the last in a series of "ends" that inform the representation of medieval Spain in modern Jewish historical and literary discourses. These ends simultaneously mirror the traumas of history and shed light on the discursive process by which hermetic boundaries are set between periods, communities, and texts. This book addresses the representation of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries as the end of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain). Here, the end works to locate and separate Muslim from Christian Spain, Jews from Arabs, philosophy from Kabbalah, Kabbalah from literature, and texts from contexts.
The book offers a reading of texts that emerge from its Andalusi, Jewish, and Arabic cultural sphere: Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed; the major text of Kabbalah, the Zohar; and the Arabic rhymed prose narrative of Ibn al-Astarkuwi. The author argues that these texts are written in a language that disrupts the possibility of locating it in a pre-existing cultural situation, a recognizable literary tradition, or a particular genre.
At stake are issues―texts and contexts―that have gained particular urgency in the writings of such recent thinkers as Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Giorgio Agamben, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Avital Ronell. The book reads the place and taking place of language, interrogating the notion of disappearing contexts and the view that language is derivative of its true place, the context that, having ended, is mourned as silent and lost.
From the Back Cover: “This is an original and extraordinarily refined work on a question that lies somewhere in the space between history and philosophy. . . . The author handles with equal ease the range of sources, both modern and medieval. His extremely elegant organization of the material reflects, at a very advanced level, a sense of style commensurate with the sophistication of his thinking.”—Maria Rosa Menocal, Yale University
Titolo: ‘Our Place in al-Andalus’: Kabbalah, ...
Casa editrice: Stanford University Press
Condizione libro: Good
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press, 2002. hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. This Book is in Good Condition; First Edition, Second Printing; No dustjacket. Light wear to covers and edges with front board slightly bowed, erasures on ffep, text is clean with no marks, binding tight. Not Ex-Library or Remaindered. 100% Guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 623975
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0804741204 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0804741204Z2
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0804741204 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear, and a missing dust jacket - still NICE. Codice libro della libreria Z0804741204Z3
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Our Place in al-Andalus: Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab Jewish Letters (Cultural Memory in the Present). Codice libro della libreria Grb0946856