04. Ross Brann, Near Eastern Studies

Power in the Portrayal (Princeton University Press, 2002). Brann unveils a fresh and vital perspective on power relations in eleventh- and twelfth-century Muslim Spain, as reflected in historical and literary texts of the period. Looking at a range of texts, Brann reveals the paradoxical relations between the Andalusi Muslim and Jewish elites in an era when long periods of tolerance and respect were punctuated by outbreaks of tension and hostility. The book is the first to study the construction of social meaning in Andalusi Arabic, Judeo-Arabic, and Hebrew literary texts and historical chronicles. Brann’s novel approach illuminates nuances of respect, disinterest, contempt, and hatred reflected in the relationship between Muslims and Jews in medieval Spain.

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