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Don Issac Abravanel : an intellectual biography

Author: Cedric Cohen Skalli; Avi Kallenbach
Publisher: Waltham, Massachusetts Brandeis University Press [2021] © 2021
Series: The Tauber Institute series for the study of European Jewry
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An intellectual biography of Don Isaac ben Judah Abravanel, a 15th century Portuguese rabbi, scholar, Bible commentator, philosopher, and statesman"--.
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Genre/Form: Biografie
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Online-Ausgabe, ebook
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric Cohen Skalli; Avi Kallenbach
ISBN: 9781684580231 1684580234
OCLC Number: 1242726811
Description: xiii, 350 Seiten
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart 1: Don Isaac Abravanel in Portugal (1437-1483)1. The Kingdom of Portugal and the Abravanel Family2. Isaac Abravanel and Iberian Court Culture3. Isaac Abravanel as a Jewish Leader in His Hebrew Epistles 4. Isaac Abravanel: Philosopher and Theologian 5. Don Isaac's Fall from Grace in Portugal Part 2: Don Isaac Abravanel in Castile (1483-1492)6. Don Isaac Abravanel Immigrates to Castile 7. Isaac Abravanel's Historical and Literary Approach to the Books of the Former Prophets8. The Figure of the Leader in Abravanel's Commentary on the Former Prophets9. Don Isaac's Republicanism10. Success at the Courts of the Catholic MonarchsPart 3: Don Isaac Abravanel in Italy (1492-1508)11. Abravanel's Arrival in Naples12. Commentary on Kings as a Response to the Expulsion13. Solomon: The Ideal King14. The Temple: Construction, Glory, Destruction15. The Military Crisis in Italy at the End of the Fifteenth Century 16. A Defense of Judaism in the Midst of the Storm 17. Messianism18. The Last Years in Venice (1503-1508) Afterword: Don Isaac Abravanel in the Twentieth CenturyNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: The Tauber Institute series for the study of European Jewry
Responsibility: Cedric Cohen Skalli ; translated by Avi Kallenbach.

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"An intellectual biography of Don Isaac ben Judah Abravanel, a 15th century Portuguese rabbi, scholar, Bible commentator, philosopher, and statesman"--.

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