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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

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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).

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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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