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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: Electronic books
Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nisse, Ruth.
Jacob's shipwreck.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016047306
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Nisse
ISBN: 9781501708312 1501708317 9781501708329 1501708325
OCLC Number: 960969273
Description: 1 online resource
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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