Session1226
TitleTraversing the Language Border: Cross-Communal Exchange between Jews, Muslims, and Christians
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorInstitut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
 
OrganiserEveline Brugger, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
 
Moderator/ChairEveline Brugger, Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St Pölten
 
Paper 1226-a Reading Others' Holy Books beyond the Qur'an / Bible: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Study and Use of Extra-Scriptural Writings of the Religious Other in Medieval Egypt
(Language: English)
Alexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index Terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1226-b The Language(s) of Debt in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Dean A. Irwin, Independent Scholar, Warrington
Index Terms: Economics - General; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Law
Paper 1226-c Sephardic Poetry Crossing Borders in the Medieval Mediterranean
(Language: English)
Amina Boukail, Département Littérature arabe, Université de Jijel, Algérie
Index Terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Religious Life
 
AbstractThis session aims at presenting different aspects of language as a boundary between Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities in Egypt, England, and on the Iberian Peninsula, and the varied attempts to traverse this boundary in written communication. Of particular interest are the reasons for overcoming (or at least trying to overcome) the language barrier, be it polemics, local customs, governmental regulation, cultural exchange, or simple practicality. To that end, both sacred and profane texts, with a focus on the fields of religion, economics, and poetry, will be analyzed and compared.