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Letters: Edition, Translation and Introduction
     

Letters: Edition, Translation and Introduction

by Isaac Abravanel, Cedric Cohen Skalli (Editor)
 

This first critical edition of Isaac Abravanel’s correspondence opens a window into the cultural, political and commercial world of one of the first Jewish humanists of the quattrocento. Jewish leader of the expelled Sephardim after 1492, commentator of the Bible, Abravanel is a legendary figure of the Sephardic history. The edition of the letters along with

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This first critical edition of Isaac Abravanel’s correspondence opens a window into the cultural, political and commercial world of one of the first Jewish humanists of the quattrocento. Jewish leader of the expelled Sephardim after 1492, commentator of the Bible, Abravanel is a legendary figure of the Sephardic history. The edition of the letters along with the introductive essay that reconstructs their cultural background intends to connect the legendary figure of Abravanel to the major reason of his remarkable career: his successful assimilation of Renaissance humanism.

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"Les éditions Walter de Gruyter proposent pour la première fois une édition critique, une traduction et une étude conjointes des quatre lettres d'Isaac Abravanel [...]. L'étude, entièrement orientée vers une évaluation de l'integration de thèmes humanistes en monde juif, se serait peut-être trouvée enrichie par une analyse, en retour, de l'usage de thèmes juifs dans la lettre protugaise."David Lemler in: Revue des Etudes Juives 1-2.168/2009

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110194920
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
08/20/2007
Series:
Studia Judaica Series , #40
Edition description:
Reprint 2012
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Cedric Cohen Skalli, Shalem Center of Jerusalem, Israel.

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