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The author of the book: Leon J. Weinberger
Edition: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
Date of issue: 31 Oct 2013
EAN: 1874774374
ISBN: 9781874774372
Language: English
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 8.95 MB
City - Country: Oxford, United Kingdom

Full description of the book "Jewish Hymnography : A Literary History":

Leon Weinberger draws on a wealth of material, much of it previously available only in Hebrew, to trace the history of Jewish hymnography from its origins in the eastern Mediterranean to its subsequent development in western Europe (Spain, Italy, Franco-Germany, and England) and Balkan Byzantium, on the Grecian periphery, under the Ottomans, and among the Karaites. Focusing on each region in turn, he provides a general background to the role of the synagogue poets in the society of the time; characterizes the principal poets and describes their contribution; examines the principal genres and forms; and considers their distinctive language PDF, style, and themes. The copious excerpts from the liturgy are presented in transliterated Hebrew and in English translation, and their salient characteristics are fully discussed to bring out the historical development of ideas and regional themes as well as literary forms. Professor Weinberger's study is a particularly valuable source-book for students of synagogue liturgy, Jewish worship, and medieval Hebrew poetry. It provides new perspectives for students of religious poetry and forms of worship more generally, while enabling the general reader to acquire a much-enriched appreciation of the synagogue services. 'A pivotal reference book ...The volume's coverage is ePub admirably broad and dense; its approach and presentation are apt and felicitous. Nothing comparable has been available in English ...we owe Weinberger a big debt of gratitude.' Ephraim Nissan, Shofar 'It is a blessing to have in English such a felicitous treatment of the fruits of modern Israeli scholarship on piyyut or Jewish hymnography incorporated into the author's own prodigious research ...The work is the best introduction in English to the whole subject ...It is bound to encourage scholars of English-speaking universities to mount courses in this heretofore neglected area of Hebrew poetry. The lack of PDF a good textbook can no longer serve as an excuse.' Reuven Kimelman

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About the author Leon J. Weinberger

Leon J. Weinberger is University Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, and winner of the 1995 Friedman Prize of the Histadrut Ivrit of America for contributions to Hebrew literature and culture.


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