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Author Wimpfheimer, Barry S.

Title Narrating the law : a poetics of talmudic legal stories / Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
Edition 1st ed
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011


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
Summary Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories creates a new theoretical framework for considering the relationship between law and narrative, models a new method of studying Talmudic law, and fills out the picture of the cultural life of the rabbis who contributed to the Talmud
Analysis "Multi-User"
Notes OldControl:muse9780812205947
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and indexes
Notes In English
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SUBJECT Talmud -- Criticism, Narrative
Talmud fast
Subject Talmudic academies -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
Jewish law -- History
Aggada -- History and criticism
Narration in rabbinical literature.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Talmud.
Jewish law
Judaism -- Talmudic period
Narration in rabbinical literature
Talmudic academies
Middle East -- Babylonia
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010027771
ISBN 9780812205947