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Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory: Methodologies of Textual Scholarship and Editorial Practice in the Study of Jewish Mysticism (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism) download epub

by Daniel Abrams


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In 2010, he was awarded the Gershom Scholem Prize for excellence in scholarship of Jewish mysticism.

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This study offers a theory of kabbalistic textuality in which the material book the printed page no less than handwritten manuscripts serves as the site for textual dialogue between Jewish mystics of different periods and locations.

It studies the texts and historical contexts of Judaic mysticism using objective historical-critical methods of Religious studies, such as Philology, History of ideas, Social history and Phenomenology

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Publish Date: 11/2010.

Author: Daniel Abrams. Catalog Number: 8-337-918. Publish Date: 11/2010. This study offers a theory of kabbalistic textuality in which the material book – the printed page no less than handwritten manuscripts – serves as the site for textual dialogue between Jewish mystics of different periods and locations.

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The systematic study and practice of the subject originated in the 3rd century bce with the .

The systematic study and practice of the subject originated in the 3rd century bce with the Greek scholars of Alexandria. Literary culture had before that time been predominantly oral, though books were in common use by the 5th century, and many texts had suffered damage because the idea of precise textual accuracy and reproduction was unfamiliar. Until the 20th century the development of textual criticism was inevitably dominated by classical and biblical studies. Gronovius and N. Heinsius were informed by Bentleian principles.

Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory uncovers the unstated assumptions and expectations of scribes and scholars who fashioned editions from manuscripts of Jewish mystical literature. This study offers a theory of kabbalistic textuality in which the material book the printed page no less than handwritten manuscripts serves as the site for textual dialogue between Jewish mystics of different periods and locations. The refashioning of the text through the process of reading and commenting that takes place on the page in the margins and between the lines blurs the boundaries between the traditionally defined roles of author, reader, commentator and editor. This study shows that kabbalists and academic editors reinvented the text in their own image, as part of a fluid textual process that was nothing short of transformative. This book is certainly monumental, offering in its seven hundred pages a wealth of documentation and distilled argument that manages to be both comprehensive in its materials and transparent in its critical insights. It is rare indeed that a work of such formidable scholarship can actually be a pleasure to read and convincing in its elucidation of what are often extremely complex documentary circumstances and editorial traditions. From the foreword by David Greetham
Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory: Methodologies of Textual Scholarship and Editorial Practice in the Study of Jewish Mysticism (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism) download epub
New Age & Spirituality
Author: Daniel Abrams
ISBN: 1933379189
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes Press (February 1, 2011)
Pages: 762 pages