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Jacob's shipwreck : diaspora, translation, and Jewish-Christian relations in medieval England

Author: Ruth Nisse
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.
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"A study of how Jewish and Christian writers of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries rewrite, translate, and circulate ancient texts, primarily the post-biblical literature of the late antique and early medieval periods. The project focuses on these hybrid medieval Latin and Hebrew texts at the point when they enter into either dialogue or disputation with each other over religious and geographic identities in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nisse, Ruth.
Jacob's shipwreck.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016048248
(OCoLC)960969273
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Nisse
ISBN: 9781501703072 1501703072
OCLC Number: 960940560
Description: x, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Josephus, Jerusalem, and the martyrs of medieval England --
Diaspora without end and the renewal of epic --
A fox among fish? : Berechiah ha-Naqdan's translations --
Pleasures and dangers of conversion : Joseph and Aseneth --
The testaments of the twelve patriarchs in the shadow of the ten lost tribes.
Responsibility: Ruth Nisse.

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Jewish and Christian authors of the High Middle Ages not infrequently came into dialogue or conflict with each other over traditions drawn from ancient writings outside of the bible. Circulating in  Read more...

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