McCaughey, Dominique Anne (2002) Leone Modena's Life of Judah : a textual and contextual inquiry into early-modern identity. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
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.|
|Degree Name:||Theses (M.A.)|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Krantz, Frederick|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 13:21|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 10:22|
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