Vincent Barletta

in Death in Babylon

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780226037363
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226037394 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses key elements of the Ibero-Muslim tradition of Alexandrian literature as it manifested during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It aims to engage in a more focused analysis of specific manuscript texts in Aljamiado that deal with Alexander the Great and reflect dominant currents of late medieval Ibero-Muslim literature concerned with the Macedonian king. The main text upon which the chapter focuses, the Rekontamiento del rey Ališandre (Story of King Alexander), speaks of empire in a focused way, developing this theme within the frame of a persistent exploration of Islamic concerns regarding human mortality, knowledge, the afterlife, and the Day of Judgment.

Keywords: Ibero-Muslim tradition; Alexandrian literature; Aljamiado; Alexander the Great; human mortality; Islamic concerns

Chapter.  15993 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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