Arabic culture was a central and shaping phenomenon in medieval
Europe, yet its influence on medieval literature has been ignored
or marginalized for the last two centuries. In this ground-breaking
book, now returned to print with a new afterword by the author,
María Rosa Menocal argues that major modifications of the medieval
canon and its literary history are necessary.
Menocal reviews the Arabic cultural presence in a variety of key
settings, including the courts of William of Aquitaine and
Frederick II, the universities in London, Paris, and Bologna, and
Cluny under Peter the Venerable, and she examines how our
perception of specific texts including the courtly love lyric and
the works of Dante and Boccaccio would be altered by an
acknowledgment of the Arabic cultural component.
Subjects: Language & Literature
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