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Jacob's shipwreck : diaspora, translation, and Jewish-Christian relations in medieval England / Ruth Nisse.

By: Nisse, Ruth [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781501708329; 1501708325.Subject(s): Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity | Christianity and other religions -- Judaism | Intellectual life -- Religious aspects -- Judaism | Intellectual life -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | England -- Church history -- 1066-1485 | Multilingualism -- England -- History -- To 1500 | Hebrew literature -- History and criticism -- Early works to 1800 | Latin literature -- History and criticism -- Early works to 1800 | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | LITERARY CRITICISM -- MedievalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Jacob's shipwreck.DDC classification: 261.2/609420902 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Josephus, Jerusalem, and the martyrs of medieval England -- Diaspora without end and the renewal of epic -- A fox among fish? : Berechiah ha-Naqdan's translations -- Pleasures and dangers of conversion : Joseph and Aseneth -- The testaments of the twelve patriarchs in the shadow of the ten lost tribes.
Summary: "A study of how Jewish and Christian writers of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries rewrite, translate, and circulate ancient texts, primarily the post-biblical literature of the late antique and early medieval periods. The project focuses on these hybrid medieval Latin and Hebrew texts at the point when they enter into either dialogue or disputation with each other over religious and geographic identities in England and Northern France; this dynamic is especially evident during the period of the Crusades. Some of the wide variety of texts and genres include medieval Latin and Hebrew reworkings of Josephus' Jewish War, the Anglo-French Play of Adam, and the Latin "Romance" of the patriarch Joseph's Egyptian wife, Aseneth"-- American Council of Learned Societies Web site.
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Josephus, Jerusalem, and the martyrs of medieval England -- Diaspora without end and the renewal of epic -- A fox among fish? : Berechiah ha-Naqdan's translations -- Pleasures and dangers of conversion : Joseph and Aseneth -- The testaments of the twelve patriarchs in the shadow of the ten lost tribes.

"A study of how Jewish and Christian writers of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries rewrite, translate, and circulate ancient texts, primarily the post-biblical literature of the late antique and early medieval periods. The project focuses on these hybrid medieval Latin and Hebrew texts at the point when they enter into either dialogue or disputation with each other over religious and geographic identities in England and Northern France; this dynamic is especially evident during the period of the Crusades. Some of the wide variety of texts and genres include medieval Latin and Hebrew reworkings of Josephus' Jewish War, the Anglo-French Play of Adam, and the Latin "Romance" of the patriarch Joseph's Egyptian wife, Aseneth"-- American Council of Learned Societies Web site.

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