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ISBN-10: 0691182981
ISBN-13: 9780691182988
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 02/26/2019
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.50" W, 1.40" H

Origins of the Kabbalah

Foreword by: David Biale
Editor: R J Zwi Werblowsky
Translator: Allan Arkush

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With the publication of The Origins of the Kabbalah in 1950, one of the most important scholars of our century brought the obscure world of Jewish mysticism to a wider audience for the first time. A crucial work in the oeuvre of Gershom Scholem, this book details the beginnings of the Kabbalah in twelfth- and thirteenth-century southern France and Spain, showing its rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God. The Origins of the Kabbalah is a contribution not only to the history of Jewish medieval mysticism, but also to the study of medieval mysticism in general. Now with a new foreword by David Biale, this book remains essential reading for students of the history of religion.

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"No great textual scholar, no master of philology and historical criticism commands a technique at once more scrupulously attentive to its object and more instinctive with the writer's voice [than Scholem]. That voice reaches out and grabs the layman."–George Steiner, New Yorker
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ISBN-10: 0691182981
ISBN-13: 9780691182988
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 02/26/2019
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.50" W, 1.40" H
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