Studies in Medieval Jewish History and Literature

Studies in Medieval Jewish History and Literature

by Isadore Twersky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674851935

ISBN-13: 9780674851931

Pub. Date: 01/28/1985

Publisher: Harvard University Press

This volume contains eleven original studies, ten in English and one in Hebrew, by some of the most established scholars of Judaica and young newcomers as well. Like the studies in the previous two volumes in the series, those in this new volume shed important light on the Jewish cultural experience across a vast geographic expanse, and over many centuries. The…  See more details below

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This volume contains eleven original studies, ten in English and one in Hebrew, by some of the most established scholars of Judaica and young newcomers as well. Like the studies in the previous two volumes in the series, those in this new volume shed important light on the Jewish cultural experience across a vast geographic expanse, and over many centuries. The studies illuminate the relationship of Jewish social structure and intellectual creativity; the political theories that informed Jewish communal life; different aspects of Jewish philosophical and mystical discourse; Jewish biblical interpretation; and the dynamic of Jewish legal thinking. One study offers a critical edition and annotated translation of one of the classics of Jewish biblical interpretation. The collection will be indispensable to all students of Jewish history and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674851931
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1985
Series:
Harvard Judaic Monographs
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

1Social Structure and Intellectual Creativity in Medieval Jewish Communities (Eighth to Twelfth Centuries)1
2The Development and Diffusion of Unanimous Agreement in Medieval Ashkenaz21
3Traces of Moseh ibn Ezra's Arugat ha-Bosem in the Writings of the Early Qabbalists of the Spanish School45
4Samuel ibn Tibbon's Commentary on Ecclesiastes and the Philosopher's Prooemium83
5Abraham Abulafia and Unio Mystica147
6Between East and West Rabbi Asher b. Yehiel and His Son Rabbi Yaaqov179
7Liberal Democratic Themes in Nissim of Girona197
8Isaac Abarbanel's Intellectual Achievement and Literary Legacy in Modern Scholarship: A Retrospective and Opportunity213
9Philosophy and the Law in the Writing of R. Yom Tov Lipman Heller249
10Contact and the Severance of Contact Between the Rabbis of Turkey and Europe in the Seventeenth Century281
11The Kuzari Renaissance in Jewish Philosophy (The Thought of the School of Kuzari Commentators in Early Fifteenth-Century Provence)

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