On a Pious Man, Adulterous Wife, and the Pleasure of Preaching to Others in Yitshaq Ibn Sahula's "Meshal ha-Qadmoni"

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Abstract

The Castilian Jewish scholar Yitshaq Ibn Sahula wrote a Hebrew illuminated fable book called "Meshal ha-Qadmoni" in 1281. This paper examines one of these fables, about a Muslim's man's adulterous wife. The current study offers an in-depth look at the text amd images, and reexamines the husband's deeds within the context of polemical point of view, against the background of contemporary textual and artistic evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-125
Number of pages23
Journalהיספניה יודאיקה
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • נשים בספרות
  • משלים
  • ספרות יהודית
  • יצחק בן שלמה אבי סהולה
  • ספרד
  • משל הקדמוני
  • Sahula
  • Isaac ben Solomon
  • active 13th century. Meshal ha-ḳadmoni
  • Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Judaism -- Relations -- To 1500
  • Fables
  • Hebrew -- History and criticism
  • Adultery in art

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