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Stories of the law : narrative discourse and the construction of authority in the Mishnah

Author: Moshe Simon-Shoshan
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Simon-Shoshan examines the neglected genre of rabbinic legal stories, arguing that this genre is crucial to understanding both rabbinic jurisprudence and rabbinic story-telling and challenging  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moshe Simon-Shoshan
ISBN: 0199356386 9780199356386 9780199773732 0199773734
OCLC Number: 974182195
Description: xv, 287 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Preface for Non-Specialists in Rabbinic Literature ; Notes on Texts, Translations and Transcriptions ; Part I Narrativity in the Mishnah ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Stories, Narratives and Narrativity ; 3. A Typology of Mishnaic Forms ; 4. Mishnaic Topography ; 5. The Mishnah in Comparative Context ; Part II The Mishnaic Story ; 6. Transmission, Redaction and Rhetoric ; 7. Exempla: Who is a Rabbi? ; 8. Case Stories: Repetition and Renewal ; 9. Etiological Stories: Original Nightmares ; 10. Conclusion ; Appendix: List of Stories in the Mishnah ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
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