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Hebrew Scholarship and the Medieval World - Nicholas de Lange

Hebrew Scholarship and the Medieval World

By: Nicholas de Lange (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd June 2011
ISBN: 9780521172660
Number Of Pages: 262

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Originally published in 2001, this book brings together specially commissioned contributions by leading scholars from around the world, who focus on the place of Hebrew scholarship in the Middle Ages. Hebrew language is at the heart of the volume, but beyond that there is a specific focus on scholarly investigation and writing, interpreted in the broad sense to include not only linguistic study pursued for its own sake but also as applied in other areas, such as biblical commentary or poetic creation. At the same time there is a focus on contemporary scholarship. Several of the contributions survey research in major areas. Thirdly, the place of Hebrew scholarship within a wider medieval world is a subject that receives special attention, and particularly the interaction between Jewish scholars and their Christian and Muslim counterparts.

"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

Preface
Abbreviations
New Lines of Investigation
The study of medieval Karaism, 1989-1999
Hebrew scholarship in Byzantium
Hebrew philology in Sepharad: the state of the question
Some recent developments in the study of medieval Hebrew liturgy
The Hebrew Language
The early eastern schools of Hebrew grammatical thought
Banner, miracle, trial: medieval Hebrew lexicography between facts and faith
The knowledge and practice of Hebrew grammar among Christian scholars in pre-expulsion England: The evidence of 'bilingual' Hebrew-Latin manuscripts
Prayer and Poetry
The origin of the Qaddish
The journey inward: Judah Halevi between Christians and Muslims, Spain and Palestine
Abraham Ibn Ezra as a harbinger of changes in secular Hebrew poetry
O Seville! Ah Castile! Spanish-Hebrew dirges from the 15th century
On translating medieval Hebrew poetry
The World Outside
Medieval Hebrew polemical literature
Biblical commentaries and Christian influence: the case of Gersonides Colette Sirat
Jewish scholarship and Christian tradition in late-medieval Catalonia: Profiat Duran on the art of memory
Bibliography of the writings of Raphael Loewe
Index
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ISBN: 9780521172660
ISBN-10: 0521172667
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 2nd June 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39