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Saturn''s Jews : On the Witches'' Sabbat and Sabbateanism.

Author: Moshe Idel
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011.
Series: Kogod library of Judaic studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the phenomenon of Saturnism, namely the belief that the planet Saturn, the seventh known planet in ancient astrology, was appointed upon the Jews, who celebrated the Sabbath, the seventh day of the Jewish week. Moshe Idel details how the anonymous, late 14th century Sefer Ha-Peliyah was to have disturbing consequences in the Jewish world three centuries later, interweaving luminaries with the  Read more...
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Idel, Moshe.
Saturn''s Jews : On the Witches'' Sabbat and Sabbateanism.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2011
Named Person: Shabbethai Tzevi; Gershom Scholem; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Gershom Scholem; Shabbethai Tzevi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Moshe Idel
ISBN: 9781441137319 1441137319
OCLC Number: 893330941
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1. Radical contingency and the materializations of technology; Chapter 2. From stone to radiation: the depth and speed of technical embodiments; Chapter 3. The technicity of time: 1.00 oscillation/second to 9,192,631,770 Hz; Chapter 4. Infrastructure and individuation: speed and delay in Stelarc's Ping Body; Chapter 5. Losing time at the PlayStation: real time and the 'whatever' body; Chapter 6. Life, collectives and the pre-vital technicity of biotechnology; Conclusion; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; P; O; Q. Rs; t; v; w.
Series Title: Kogod library of Judaic studies.

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Provides impressive dossier on the phenomenon of Saturnism, offering an interpretation of aspects of Judaism, including the emergence of Sabbateanism. This book analyzes aspects of 20th-century  Read more...

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