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The artless Jew : medieval and modern affirmations and denials of the visual

Author: Kalman P Bland
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. print., and 1. pbk printView all editions and formats
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Synthesizes evidence from medieval Jewish philosophy, mysticism, poetry, biblical commentaries, travelogues, and law, concluding that premodern Jewish intellectuals held a positive, liberal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Pictures
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kalman P Bland
ISBN: 069108985X 9780691089850 0691010439 9780691010434
OCLC Number: 248236694
Notes: Originally published: 2000. - Bibliogr. S. [201] - 228.
Awards: Short-listed for National Jewish Book Award (Scholarship) 2000
Description: 233 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 3 One Modern Denials and Affirmations of Jewish Art: Germanophone Origins and Themes 13 Two Anglo-American Variations 37 Three The Premodern Consensus 59 Four The Well-Tempered Medieval Sensorium 71 Five Medieval Beauty and Cultural Relativism 92 Six Twelfth-Century Pilgrims, Golden Calves, and Religious Polemics 109 Seven The Power and Regulation of Images in Late Medieval Jewish Society 141 Notes 155 Bibliograpby 201 Index 229
Responsibility: Kalman P. Bland.

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"The research for this work reflects a great and careful scholarly effort...Highly recommended."--Choice "Bland has shown that the whole question of whether Jews are 'rtless' is a construction of Read more...

 
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