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Creating Fictional Worlds: Peshat-Exegesis and Narrativity in Rashbam's Commentary on the Torah

Liss, Hanna

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ISBN 10: 9004194568 / ISBN 13: 9789004194564
Published by Leiden: Brill, 2011
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Studies in Jewish History and Culture, vol. 25. xii, 319 pp. Hardback with laminated pictorial boards. Unread, as new. New list price: $168.00. Bookseller Inventory # J4629

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Title: Creating Fictional Worlds: Peshat-Exegesis ...

Publisher: Leiden: Brill

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

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R. Samuel ben Meir (b. 1085) wrote his Torah commentary at a point in time when the French masters of Bible collected their glossae, but he wrote it also at the point in time that we today consider to be the turning point in 'lay literacy, ' when the Anglo-Norman aristocracy patronized the production of romances. In the first half of the 12th century, Northern France was a vibrant spot. It was an era in which composing, reading, and listening to narratives and stories intensified as a complex cultural phenomenon. This book presents the idea that Rashbam tried to compete with this new intellectual movement, claiming that the literary quality of the biblical texts was at least as good as that of the nascent courtly romances, or even on a par with one another.

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Hanna Liss, Ph.D. (1995) in Jewish Studies, University of Berlin, is Professor of Bible and Jewish Exegesis at the Hochschule fur Judische Studien, Heidelberg, Germany. She has published extensively on medieval Jewish Exegesis and Ashkenazic pietism including Raschi und sein Erbe (Winter, 2007) and El'asar ben Yehuda von Worms, Hilkhot ha-Kavod (Mohr, 1997)

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