top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Kabbalah in Print
The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity
Kabbalah in Print
Click on image to enlarge

Andrea Gondos - Author
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 277 pages
Release Date: November 2020
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-7971-2

Quantity:  
Price: $32.95 
Paperback - 277 pages
Release Date: July 2021
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-7972-9

Quantity:  
Available within 3 month(s)
Billed when shipped
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...

Available as a Kindle Edition.
Click icon below...


Summary

Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.

How did Jewish mysticism go from arcane knowledge to popular spirituality? Kabbalah in Print examines the cultural impact of printing on the popularization, circulation, and transmission of Kabbalah in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The Zohar, in particular, generated a large secondary literature of study guides and reference works that aimed to ease the linguistic and conceptual challenges of the text. The arrival of printed classics of Kabbalah was soon followed by the appearance of new literary genres—anthologies, digests, lexicons, and other learning aids—that mediated mystical primary sources to a community of readers not versed in this lore. A detailed investigation of the four works by R. Yissakhar Baer (ca.1580–ca.1629) of Prague sheds light on the literary strategies, pedagogic concerns, and religious motivations of secondary elites, a new cadre of authors empowered by the opportunities that printing opened up. Andrea Gondos highlights shifting intellectual and cultural boundaries in the early modern period, when the transmission of Kabbalah became a meeting point connecting various strata of Jewish society as well as Jewish and Christian intellectuals.

“Charting a new direction for the study of the development of Kabbalah in the early modern period, this book examines the spread of Jewish mystical texts and what this can teach us about broader issues of knowledge communication and organization. Gondos is a sophisticated researcher, well versed in theories and methods in addition to being extremely knowledgeable about her subject area of inquiry. The result is a wonderful book that contributes much to multiple disciplines!” — Ariel Evan Mayse, author of Speaking Infinities: God and Language in the Teachings of Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezritsh

Andrea Gondos is Emmy Noether Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Jewish Studies at Free University Berlin, Germany. She is the coeditor (with Daniel Maoz) of From Antiquity to the Postmodern World: Contemporary Jewish Studies in Canada.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

No table of contents available for this publication.


Related Subjects
4-7971-2/4-7972-9(RC/DG/KRS)




 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg