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History and Folklore in a Medieval Jewish Chronicle: The Family Chronicle of Ahimaaz ben Paltiel
     

History and Folklore in a Medieval Jewish Chronicle: The Family Chronicle of Ahimaaz ben Paltiel

by Robert Bonfil
 

ISBN-10: 9004173854

ISBN-13: 9789004173859

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Composed in Hebrew in Capua, Italy in 1054, the family chronicle of Ahima'az remains one of the most important historical sources of medieval Jewish life, folklore, culture, and mentalités in Western Europe, especially in the so-called Ashkenazi area. As such, it provides a rich resource to scholars of medieval history, cultural studies, gender studies, and

Overview

Composed in Hebrew in Capua, Italy in 1054, the family chronicle of Ahima'az remains one of the most important historical sources of medieval Jewish life, folklore, culture, and mentalités in Western Europe, especially in the so-called Ashkenazi area. As such, it provides a rich resource to scholars of medieval history, cultural studies, gender studies, and anthropology. In this book Robert Bonfil provides a detailed historical introduction and new English translation of the chronicle. Readers knowledgeable in Hebrew will also greatly benefit from the new, vocalized critical edition of the Hebrew text, skillfully set up in front of the translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004173859
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Series:
Studies in Jewish History and Culture Series , #22
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Essay
Chapter One The Text and Its Context
Chapter Two Historical Setting and Narrative Structure
Chapter Three Frameworks of Communal Life and Images of Leadership
Chapter Four Family
Chapter Five Jews and Christians: Magic, Sorcery, Everyday ife, and Popular Piety
Maps and Plates
Critical Edition and Annotated Translation
Preface to the Critical Edition and Annotated Translation
Hebrew Text and Translation

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