ZINBERG, ISRAEL; MARTIN, BERNARD (EDITOR).
Title A History Of Jewish Literature: French And German Jewry In The Early Middle Ages / The Jewish Community Of Medieval Italy.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but the dustjacket is quite worm and missing chips. Includes plastic covering.
Edition English translation edition of Di geshikhte fun der literatur bay Yidn.
Publisher The Press of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland & London: 1972.
0829502300 / 9780829502305
Seller ID 67983X1
In the Middle Ages the Jews of France, Germany, and Italy produced a varied and fascinating literature. Israel Zinberg describes and analyzes this literature in the light of the unique historical and ideological forces that contributed to its shaping. Zinberg begins with the important school of Biblical exegesis, culminating in the work of Rashi, that developed in eleventh-century France. He examines the contribution not only of Rashi but of his successors, the Tosafists, to the elucidation of Talmudic literature. He then proceeds to the era of the Crusades, discussing its tragic impact upon the Jews of France and Germany and exploring the moving literature that emerged: elegies, laments, and chronicles. The major work of the Franco-German mystics, the Sefer Hasidim, is exhaustively analysed. Includes an Index. Translated into English from the Yiddish by Bernard Martin.
(Key Words: Judaica, Israel Zinberg,, Bernard Martin, Mystics, French Jews, German Jews, Jewish History, Crusades, Middle Ages, Leopold Zunz, Talmud, Sefer Hasidim, Moritz Steinschneider, Nahmanides, Midrashim, Maimonides, Jehudah Hasid, Guide of the Perplexed, Guide for the Perplexed, King David, Averroes, Aristotelianism).