The City Lament

The City Lament

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Poetic elegies for lost or fallen cities are seemingly as old as cities themselves. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, this genre finds its purest expression in the Book of Lamentations, which mourns the destruction of Jerusalem; in Arabic, this genre is known as the rith?’ al-mudun. The City Lament, Tamar M. Boyadjian traces the trajectory of this genre across the Mediterranean world during the period commonly referred to as the early Crusades (1095–1191), focusing… (more)


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Publisher: Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 216 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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