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Leone Modena's Life of Judah : a textual and contextual inquiry into early-modern identity

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Leone Modena's Life of Judah : a textual and contextual inquiry into early-modern identity

McCaughey, Dominique Anne (2002) Leone Modena's Life of Judah : a textual and contextual inquiry into early-modern identity. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This inquiry explores the juxtaposition of medieval rabbinic and Renaissance humanistic thought in the autobiography of Rabbi Leone Modena (1571-1648). The emphasis is placed on the role that context and text played in shaping Jewish identity and self-consciousness. Specific attention is given to the unique dynamics of Counter-Reformation Venice, as well as the post-Spanish expulsion rupture with Biblically-driven Jewish historiography. Finally, a textual interpretation, resting on the recently published English-language translation of Modena's autobiography, the Life of Judah , is posited in light of this context.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > History
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:McCaughey, Dominique Anne
Pagination:iv, 134 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:History
Date:2002
Thesis Supervisor(s):Krantz, Frederick
ID Code:1674
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:21
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:22
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