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"I have always loved the holy tongue" : Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a forgotten chapter in Renaissance scholarship

Author: Anthony Grafton, historicus; Joanna Weinberg; Alastair Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The French Protestant Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614) is known through his pedantic namesake in George Eliot's "Middlemarch." This book reveals the real Casaubon as a genuine literary hero. It follows  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biografieën (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: "I have always loved the holy tongue"
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Named Person: Isaac Casaubon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Grafton, historicus; Joanna Weinberg; Alastair Hamilton
ISBN: 9780674048409 0674048407
OCLC Number: 636963487
Description: x, 380 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Anthony Grafton, Joanna Weinberg ; with Alastair Hamilton.

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