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Jewish Prince in Moslem Spain: Selected Poems of Samuel Ibn Nagrela
by Samuel Ibn Nagrela
translated by Leon J. Weinberger
edited by Leon J. Weinberger
University of Alabama Press, 2005
Paper: 978-0-8173-5280-6 | Cloth: 978-0-8173-6900-2
Library of Congress Classification PJ5050.S3A28 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 892.412

Translated by Leon J. Weinberger

Of all the Hebrew poets of the 'Golden Age' in Spain, Samuel Ibn Nagrela (993-1056 A.D.) remains perhaps the most fascinating personality. A leading statesman in the kingdom of Granada, he was as successful in court as on the battlefield, maintaining a position of power for several decades while walking a political tightrope. Endowed with great literary talents, he opened up new paths in Hebrew poetry, and his mastery of its metrical intricacies was as consummate as his political and military skill.

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