Hebrew Scholarship and the Medieval World / Edition 13by Nicholas de Lange
Pub. Date: 03/28/2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The book brings together specially-commissioned contributions by leading scholars, who survey what has been achieved in recent research on medieval Hebrew language and texts, and shed light on various aspects, particularly the ways the Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars in the Middle Ages influenced each other. There are contributions by long-established and younger scholars from around the world, and particularly from western European countries where Hebrew studies are currently flourishing (Britain, Holland, France, Spain).
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Table of ContentsPreface; Abbreviations; Part I. New Lines of Investigation: 1. The study of medieval Karaism, 1989–99 Daniel Frank; 2. Hebrew scholarship in Byzantium Nicholas de Lange; 3. Hebrew philology in Sepharad: the state of the question Angel Sáenz-Badillos; 4. Some recent developments in the study of medieval Hebrew liturgy Stefan C. Reif; Part II. The Hebrew Language: 5. The early eastern schools of Hebrew grammatical thought Geoffrey Khan; 6. Banner, miracle, trial: medieval Hebrew lexicography between facts and faith Albert van der Heide; 7. The knowledge and practice of Hebrew grammar among Christian scholars in pre-expulsion England: The evidence of 'bilingual' Hebrew–Latin manuscripts Judith Olszowy-Schlanger; Part III. Prayer and Poetry: 8. The origin of the Qaddish Michael Weitzman; 9. The journey inward: Judah Halevi between Christians and Muslims, Spain and Palestine Yosef Yahalom; 10. Abraham Ibn Ezra as a harbinger of changes in secular Hebrew poetry Masha Itzhaki; 11. O Seville! Ah Castile! Spanish-Hebrew dirges from the 15th century Wout van Bekkum; 12. On translating medieval Hebrew poetry Adena Tanenbaum; Part IV. The World Outside: 13. Medieval Hebrew polemical literature William Horbury; 14. Biblical commentaries and Christian influence: the case of Gersonides Colette Sirat; 15. Jewish scholarship and Christian tradition in late-medieval Catalonia: Profiat Duran on the art of memory Irene E. Zwiep; Bibliography of the writings of Raphael Loewe; Index.
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