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The cultural legacy of the pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe / Moshe Taube.

Author/creator Taube, Moshe author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2023]
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Description154 pages. 154 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm.
Series The Taubman Lectures in Jewish Studies ;
Taubman lectures in Jewish studies ; 8.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Jewish presence in Eastern Europe : the beginnings -- Translations from Hebrew in Rus' in the thirteenth-fifteenth centuries, made by converts? -- The heresy of the Judaizers and the translations from Hebrew in Muscovite Russia in the second half of the fifteenth century -- General conclusion -- Appendixes.
Abstract "This book uncovers cultural traces of the ancient Jewry of Eastern Europe from the 10th to 15th centuries. These traces take the form of translations from Hebrew into East Slavic, ranging from accounts of Old Testament prophets and other historical figures of interest to both Jews and Christians, such as Alexander the Great, to scientific and philosophical texts on everything from astronomy to physiognomy to metaphysics. Moshe Taube's fine-grained analysis teases out a robust picture of this massive cultural enterprise: the translators, their erudition, their biases, and their collaborative method of translation with neighboring Christians. Summarizing over thirty years of philological and linguistic research, this book offers a substantial original contribution to the cultural history of Jews in Eastern Europe and their interaction with, and influence on, Slavic culture in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
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Issued in other formOnline version: Taube, Moshe, 1947- Cultural legacy of the pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2023] 9780520390799
LCCN 2022028896

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