The Resource Essays on ancient and modern Judaism, Arnaldo Momigliano ; edited, and with an introduction by Silvia Berti ; translated by Maura Masella-Gayley

Essays on ancient and modern Judaism, Arnaldo Momigliano ; edited, and with an introduction by Silvia Berti ; translated by Maura Masella-Gayley

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Essays on ancient and modern Judaism
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Essays on ancient and modern Judaism
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Arnaldo Momigliano ; edited, and with an introduction by Silvia Berti ; translated by Maura Masella-Gayley
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • Throughout his career, but especially in the final twenty years of his life, the great classicist and historian Arnaldo Momigliano (1908-87) wrote essays on a variety of Jewish themes and individuals. This volume collects twenty-six of these essays, most of which appear in English for the first time. Momigliano acknowledged that his Judaism was the most fundamental inspiration for his scholarship, and the writings in this collection demonstrate how the ethical experience of the Hebraic tradition informed his other works. Part 1 is devoted entirely to writings on ancient and medieval Judaism. In these essays, Momigliano ranges over such subjects as the stages of rapport between Hellenism and Judaism, the figure of Flavius Josephus, and the salient moments of Maccabean history. The overarching project unites pagan culture, Hebraic culture, and historiography
  • Part 2 comprises Momigliano's writings on modern subjects. Here are profiles of Jewish scholars of the classical world (Bernays, Bickerman, and Finley) together with those of eminent representatives of contemporary Jewish thought (Strauss, Scholem, and Benjamin). These essays gain special significance alongside Momigliano's reflections on Italian Jewry and the Weberian interpretation of Judaism. Silvia Berti's Introduction discusses Momigliano's religious and intellectual formation, the key events of his life, and the influence of Judaism on his mature scholarship. In his Preface, Momigliano offers a personal meditation on his own Judaism and that of his family. Recipient of a staggering number of honorary degrees, Momigliano had acquired, by the time of his death, an international following. This volume will at last give his admirers in the English-speaking world easy access to an important body of his work
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contains biographical information
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Momigliano, Arnaldo
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index present
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BM160
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.M6613 1994
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non fiction
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Berti, Silvia
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  • Judaism
  • Jewish scholars
  • Jewish scholars
  • Judaism
  • Jodendom
  • Geleerden
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Essays on ancient and modern Judaism, Arnaldo Momigliano ; edited, and with an introduction by Silvia Berti ; translated by Maura Masella-Gayley
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The Mazal Holocaust Collection
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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text
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Contents
Biblical studies and classical studies: simple reflections upon the historical method -- Jews and Greeks -- Daniel and the Greek theory of imperial succession -- The second book of Maccabees -- Problems of method in the interpretation of Judeo-Hellenistic symbols -- An apology of Judaism: the Against Apion by Flavius Josephus -- What Flavius Josephus did not see -- Flavius Josephus and Alexander's visit to Jerusalem -- Preliminary indications on the apocalypse and exodus in the Hebrew tradition -- Prophecy and historiography -- A medieval Jewish autobiography -- The Jews of Italy -- Jewish stories and memoirs of our times -- Felice Momigliano (1866-1924) -- Jacob Bernays -- A note on Max Weber's definition of Judaism as a pariah religion -- Hermeneutics and classical political thought in Leo Strauss -- Gershom Scholem's autobiography -- Walter Benjamin -- Moses Finley on slavery: a personal note -- Gertrud Bing (1892-1964) -- In memoriam: Eduard Fraenkel -- The absence of the third Bickerman -- A review of Cecil Roth's Gli Ebrei in Venezia -- Judaism and anti-Semitism / A. Gramsci
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24 cm
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xxviii, 242 pages
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9780226533810
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(cloth : alk. paper)
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93037253
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)28965144
  • (OCoLC)ocm28965144
Label
Essays on ancient and modern Judaism, Arnaldo Momigliano ; edited, and with an introduction by Silvia Berti ; translated by Maura Masella-Gayley
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biblical studies and classical studies: simple reflections upon the historical method -- Jews and Greeks -- Daniel and the Greek theory of imperial succession -- The second book of Maccabees -- Problems of method in the interpretation of Judeo-Hellenistic symbols -- An apology of Judaism: the Against Apion by Flavius Josephus -- What Flavius Josephus did not see -- Flavius Josephus and Alexander's visit to Jerusalem -- Preliminary indications on the apocalypse and exodus in the Hebrew tradition -- Prophecy and historiography -- A medieval Jewish autobiography -- The Jews of Italy -- Jewish stories and memoirs of our times -- Felice Momigliano (1866-1924) -- Jacob Bernays -- A note on Max Weber's definition of Judaism as a pariah religion -- Hermeneutics and classical political thought in Leo Strauss -- Gershom Scholem's autobiography -- Walter Benjamin -- Moses Finley on slavery: a personal note -- Gertrud Bing (1892-1964) -- In memoriam: Eduard Fraenkel -- The absence of the third Bickerman -- A review of Cecil Roth's Gli Ebrei in Venezia -- Judaism and anti-Semitism / A. Gramsci
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780226533810
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93037253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)28965144
  • (OCoLC)ocm28965144

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