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Author Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164

Title Twilight of a golden age : selected poems of Abraham Ibn Ezra / [edited and translated with introduction and notes by] Leon J. Weinberger
Published Tuscalossa : University of Alabama Press, ©1997


Description 1 online resource (xv, 267 pages)
Series Judaic studies series
Judaic studies series (Unnumbered)
Contents 1. The Patron -- 2. Misfortune -- 3. On His Torn Garment -- 4. The Flies -- 5. My Honor -- 6. The Denizens of Morah -- 7. Song of the Nations -- 8. For Joseph b. Amram -- 9. Tribute to Samuel Ibn Jami -- 10. In Honor of Barukh Ibn Jau -- 11. For R. Menahem of Rome and His Son Moses -- 12. To His Beloved -- 13. Elegy on the Death of His Son Isaac -- 14. Lament on the Destruction of Andalusian and North African Jewry -- 15. A Sea Voyage -- 16. In a Lifetime -- 17. Selections From Hay ben Meqis -- 18. A Game of Chess -- 19. Life's Paradox -- 20. God's Providence -- 21. God's Presence -- 22. I Have But One Request -- 23. God, My Desire -- 24. One Father -- 25. God's Identity -- 26. No One Shares His Power -- 27. He Sustains the World with His Care -- 28. In God's Hands -- 29. You Ask for No Reward -- 30. Ere I Knew You -- 31. The All Comes from Him -- 32. He Leaves His Mark on the Stars -- 33. God's Thoughts -- 34. God's Torah
Summary Weinberger presents for the first time in an English translation a broad range of the sacred and secular poetry of Abraham Ibn Ezra, an important Medieval Jewish poet and scholar and the last of an illustrious quintet of Hispanic "Golden Age" poets that included Samuel Ibn Nagrela, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Moses Ibn Ezra, and Judah Halevi. Abraham Ibn Ezra was one of the best-known and admired Jewish figures in the West
In Victorian England, Ibn Ezra was the model for Robert Browning's "Rabbi Ben Ezra," whose philosophy reflected "robust hope and cheerfulness." Author of more than 100 books on medicine, astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, poetry, linguistics, and extensive commentaries on the Bible and the Talmud, he was the model itinerant sage - teaching and writing in his native Spain as well as in North Africa, Italy, Provence, Northern France, and England
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Notes Contains the Hebrew text of selected poems with English translation
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Subject Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164 -- Translations into English
Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164
Ibn ʻEzra, Avraham ben Meʼir.
Genre/Form Translations
Form Electronic book
Author Weinberger, Leon J
LC no. 97001624
ISBN 0585261482
Other Titles Poems. Selections. English & Hebrew