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Hebrew Scholarship and the Medieval World

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Daniel Frank, Nicholas de Lange, Angel Sáenz-Badillos, Stefan C. Reif, Geoffrey Khan, Albert van der Heide, Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Michael Weitzman, Yosef Yahalom, Masha Itzhaki, Wout van Bekkum, Adena Tanenbaum, William Horbury, Colette Sirat, Irene E. Zwiep
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521172660

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  • 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).

    • Embodies scholarship in a key area within medieval studies and Hebrew studies
    • International team of experts contributing
    • Emphasis on scholarly contacts and influences between Jews and Christians, Jews and Muslims
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The essays are uniformly informative and all help locate the rich and varied world of medieval Hebrew scholarship within the much wider medieval framework, showing the interaction among Jews, Muslims, and Christians." Religious Studies Review Jan 2002

    "Nicholas de Lange is to be congratulated for his editorial work..." Daniel J. Lasker, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521172660
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Editor

    Nicholas de Lange, University of Cambridge


    Daniel Frank, Nicholas de Lange, Angel Sáenz-Badillos, Stefan C. Reif, Geoffrey Khan, Albert van der Heide, Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Michael Weitzman, Yosef Yahalom, Masha Itzhaki, Wout van Bekkum, Adena Tanenbaum, William Horbury, Colette Sirat, Irene E. Zwiep

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