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History and Folklore in a Medieval Jewish Chronicle: The Family Chronicle of Ahima'az ben Paltiel
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Robert Bonfil Robert Bonfil
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History and Folklore in a Medieval Jewish Chronicle: The Family Chronicle of Ahima'az ben Paltiel

Robert Bonfil Robert Bonfil


9789004173859

Brill


Social & cultural history;
Judaism: worship, rites & ceremonies;
Jewish studies;
Family history, tracing ancestors


Hardback

388 pages

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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 mentalites 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.

By:   Robert Bonfil, Robert Bonfil
Imprint:   Brill
Volume:   22
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 160mm, 
Weight:   847g
ISBN:   9789004173859
ISBN 10:   9004173854
Series:   Studies in Jewish History and Culture
Pages:   388
Publication Date:   August 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

Robert Bonfil is professor emeritus of Medieval and Renaissance Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has published extensively on Medieval and Renaissance Jewish History in Italy, including Jewish Life in Renaissance Italy (University of California Press, 1994).


In History and Folklore of a Medieval Jewish Chronicle hat [Bonfil] eine zuverlassige und durch die Zweisprachigkeit enorm nutzliche Ausgabe vorgelegt, der weite Ausstrahlung auch aubetaerhalb der engeren Fachkreise zu wunschen ist. Lucia Raspe, Frankfurter Judische Beitrage Heft 37, (2011/2012).

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