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Author Kanarfogel, Ephraim, author

Title The intellectual history and rabbinic culture of medieval Ashkenaz / Ephraim Kanarfogel
Published Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 565 pages)
Contents Introduction : regnant perceptions and empirical evidence -- Talmudic and halakhic studies : internal organization and societal models -- Tosafist biblical exegesis in northern France at the end of the twelfth century : between peshat and derash -- The contours of biblical interpretation during the early thirteenth century -- Interpretations for a varied audience through the thirteenth century -- Genres and strategies of piyyut composition among the Tosafists -- Magic and mysticism in Tosafist literature and thought -- Tosafist approaches to matters of belief and the implications for popular culture -- Conclusion : Ashkenazic rabbinic culture in its plenitude
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Jewish learning and scholarship -- France, Northern -- History -- To 1500.
Jewish learning and scholarship -- Germany -- History -- To 1500.
Jewish religious education -- France, Northern -- History -- To 1500.
Jewish religious education -- Germany -- History -- To 1500.
Jews -- France, Northern -- Intellectual life -- History -- To 1500.
Jews -- Germany -- Intellectual life -- History -- To 1500.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012012524
ISBN 081433802X (electronic bk.)
9780814338025 (electronic bk.)
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