By Sarah J. Pearce
Beginning in 1172, Judah ibn Tibbon, who was once known as the daddy of Hebrew translators, wrote a letter to his son that used to be packed with own assistance. The distinctive letter, defined as a moral will, used to be revised over the years and provided a brilliant photograph of highbrow existence between Andalusi elites exiled within the south of France after 1148. S. J. Pearce units this letter into broader context and reads it as a record of literary perform and highbrow values. She unearths how ibn Tibbon, as a translator of philosophical and spiritual texts, explains how his son should still make his means within the kinfolk enterprise and the way to function, textually, inside of Arabic literary versions even if writing for a non-Arabic viewers. whereas the letter is usually packed with own feedback and admonitions, Pearce indicates ibn Tibbon creating a strong argument in prefer of the continuation of Arabic as a status language for Andalusi Jewish readers and writers, even in exile outdoor of the Islamic world.
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The Andalusi Literary and Intellectual Tradition: The Role of Arabic in Judah ibn Tibbon's Ethical Will (Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies) by Sarah J. Pearce