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Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1676

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Description for Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1676 Paperback. Translator(s): Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi. Series: Bollingen Series (General). Num Pages: 1096 pages. BIC Classification: 1DVT; 3JD; HRJX; JFSR1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 145 x 218 x 62. Weight in Grams: 1058.
Gershom Scholem stands out among modern thinkers for the richness and power of his historical imagination. A work widely esteemed as his magnum opus, Sabbatai ?evi offers a vividly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world. Sabbatai ?evi was an obscure kabbalist rabbi of seventeenth-century Turkey who aroused a fervent following that spread over the Jewish world after he declared himself to be the Messiah. The movement suffered a severe blow when ?evi was forced to convert to Islam, but a clandestine sect survived. A monumental and revisionary work of Jewish historiography, Sabbatai ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Princeton University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Series
Bollingen Series (General)
Condition
New
Weight
1058 g
Number of Pages
1096
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691172095
SKU
V9780691172095
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About Gershom Scholem
Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) was one of the most important Jewish intellectuals of the twentieth century and the father of the academic study of Jewish mysticism. He was a professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Yaacob Dweck is associate professor of history and Judaic studies at Princeton University. He is the author of The Scandal of Kabbalah (Princeton).

Reviews for Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1676
Scholem's scholarship betrays an alert presentness... No great textual scholar, no master of philology and historical criticism commands a technique at once more scrupulously attentive to its object and more instinct with the writer's voice. That voices reaches and grips... [M]agisterial.
New Yorker Immensely important and fascinating... A monumental work of historical scholarship, which recounts in minute detail a ... Read more

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