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Author Wimpfheimer, Barry S.

Title Narrating the law : a poetics of talmudic legal stories / Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
Edition First edition
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2011]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (239 pages)
Series Divinations.
Contents Privileging legal narrative: resisting code as the image of Jewish law -- Deconstructing halakhah and aggadah -- A touch of the rabbinic real: rabbis and outsiders -- Social dynamics of pedagogy: rabbis and students -- Torah as cultural capital: rabbis and rabbis -- Lengthy Bavli narratives: a new theory of reading
Analysis "Multi-User"
Notes OldControl:muse9780812205947
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Talmud -- Criticism, Narrative.
Aggada -- History and criticism.
Jewish law -- History.
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
Narration in rabbinical literature.
Talmudic academies -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812205944 (electronic bk.)
9780812205947 (electronic bk.)