1st Edition

Hispano-Arabic Literature and the Early Provencal Lyrics

ISBN 9781138976016
Published November 24, 2015 by Routledge
277 Pages

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Book Description

As the distinctive contribution of Islamic Spain to Arabic literature, the strophic muwashshahand zajal are still viewed by some as a development from putative Romance prototypes. No less than seven theories of origin of the Provençal lyrics have been proffered, foremost among them being the Arabic origins theory. This book lets the strophic muwashshah tell its own tale of a natural development in the context of classical Arabic literature.


'A valuable work for both Romanists and Arabists' - Bibliotheca Orientalis