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Word and image in medieval Kabbalah : the texts, commentaries, and diagrams of the Sefer Yetsirah

Author: Marla Segol
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012.
Series: The New Middle Ages.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Sefer Yetsirah (the Book of Creation ) is a core text of the early kabbalah, yet scholars have struggled to establish even the most basic facts about the work. This project attempts to discover the ways in which diagrams accompanying the text and its commentaries show trends in the development of the kabbalistic tradition as a whole.
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Segol, Marla.
Word and image in medieval Kabbalah.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012
(DLC) 2012011374
(OCoLC)786002454
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marla Segol
ISBN: 9781137043139 113704313X 9781349531431 134953143X
OCLC Number: 815767109
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapt. 1. Word and image in medieval Kabbalah --
Chapt. 2. Situating the text --
Chapt. 3. Genre as argument in the Sefer Yetsirah: a new look at its literary structure --
Chapt. 4. Thinking in lines and circles --
Chapt. 5. The letterforms: how did he combine them, and why? --
Chapt. 6. Golem diagrams: golem-making, astrology, and messianism --
Chapt. 7. Postscripts to the golem: word, image, and body.
Series Title: The New Middle Ages.
Responsibility: by Marla Segol.

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