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Author Neis, Rachel, author

Title The sense of sight in rabbinic culture : Jewish ways of seeing in late antiquity / Rachel Neis
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
Series Greek culture in the Roman world
Greek culture in the Roman world.
Contents Visual theory -- God-gazing and homovisuality -- Heterovisuality, face-bread and cherubs -- Visual eros -- Eyeing idols -- Seeing sages
Summary Explores the power of sight for ancient rabbis across the realms of divinity, sexuality, idolatry and rabbinic subjectivity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-306) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Jews -- Iraq -- Social life and customs.
Jews -- Palestine -- Social life and customs.
Rabbis -- Iraq -- History -- To 1500.
Rabbis -- Palestine -- History -- To 1500.
Vision -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Iraq -- Civilization -- To 634.
Palestine -- Civilization.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 110729133X
1139506382 (electronic bk.)
1461945011 (electronic bk.)
9781139506380 (electronic bk.)
9781461945017 (electronic bk.)