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Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510 : a survey

Author: Moshe Idel
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy represents. It charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its geographical situation facilitated the arrival of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia; Menahem ben Benjamin Recanati; Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia; Menahem ben Benjamin Recanati
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moshe Idel
ISBN: 9780300126266 0300126263
OCLC Number: 633140765
Description: xi, 494 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Kabbalah : introductory remarks --
Abraham Abulafia and ecstatic kabbalah --
Abraham Abulafia's activity in Italy --
Ecstatic kabbalah as an experiential lore --
Abraham Abulafia's hermeneutics --
Eschatological themes and divine names in Abulafia's kabbalah --
Abraham Abulafia and R. Menahem ben Benjamin : thirteenth-century kabbalistic and Ashkenazi manuscripts in italy --
R. Menahem ben Benjamin Recanati --
Menahem Recanati as a theosophical-theurgical kabbalist --
Menahem Recanati's hermeneutics --
Ecstatic kabbalah from the fourteenth through mid-fifteenth centuries --
The kabbalistic-philosophical-magical exchanges in Italy --
Prisca theologia : R. Isaac Abravanel, Leone Ebreo, and R. Elijah Hayyim of Genazzano --
R. Yohanan ben Yitzhaq Alemanno --
Jewish mystical thought in Lorenzo il Magnifico's Florence --
Other mystical and magical literatures in Renaissance Florence --
Spanish kabbalists in Italy after the expulsion --
Diverging types of kabbalah in late-fifteenth-century Italy --
Jewish kabbalah in Christian garb --
Anthropoids from the Middle Ages to Renaissance Italy --
Astromagical pneumatic anthropoids from medieval Spain to Renaissance Italy --
The trajectory of eastern kabbalah and its reverberations in Italy --
Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Moshe Idel.

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