I have always loved the Holy Tongue: Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship

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Harvard University Press, 3 may. 2011 - 392 páginas
Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614) was one of Europe’s greatest Protestant scholars during the late Renaissance and was renowned for his expert knowledge of the early history of the church. Today, however, most of Casaubon’s books remain unread, and much of his vast archive remains unexplored. Grafton and Weinberg’s close examination of his papers reveal for the first time that Casaubon’s scholarship was broader and richer than anyone has previously suspected, and they present a Casaubon not found in earlier literature: one who used Jewish materials to illuminate, and at times to transform, scholars’ understanding of of early Christianity; and one who, at the end of his life, worked with a little-known Jewish scholar in order to master parts of the Talmud, which few Christians could study on their own. Most importantly , this book shows that a Christian scholar of the European Renaissance could explore—and develop striking sympathy and affection for—the alien world and worship of the Jews.
 

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Isaac Casaubon is one of my heroes and inspirations. This book is one of the few which really tells about him. Wonderful to read, wonderful to encounter old friends. Leer reseña completa

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1 Rabbi Isaac Casaubon
1
2 How CasaubonRead Hebrew Texts
60
3 Wider Horizons in Hebraic Studies
121
4 Casaubonand Baronio
164
5 The Teller and the Tale
231
Appendix 1
293
Appendix 2
307
Appendix 3
329
Glossary
333
Bibliography
335
Acknowledgments
367
Index
369
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Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University .

Joanna Weinberg is a Reader in Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Fellow of Exeter College, University of Oxford .

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