Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry - 4 Volume Set (The Library of Jewish Classics)

By: Israel Davidson; Introduction-H.J. Schirmann

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4 Volume set - No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. Text in Hebrew .............................. Includes 'New supplement to the Thesaurus of Mediaevel poetry published 1938': v. 4, p. [500]-608. Reprint except for new introduction and supplement. Originally published: New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1930....................... , ,...................... , ......When Israel Davidson's Thesaurus first appeared more than thirty years ago the scholarly community welcomed it with universal applause. The rich contents of the four volume work, listing, on the basis of printed works, some 35,000 poems by close to 3,000 authors, is a testimony to the author's single-minded devotion as well as to his great erudition. Indeed, the Thesaurus became the most reliable and most exact guide in the tremendously complex and rich area of Medieval Hebrew poetry, creating order out of chaos. The numerous review-articles published upon the appearance of the original edition offer a summary of the main features and significance of Davidson's work, as well as some minor corrections to the literally tens of thousands of references. Shalom Spiegel, Davidson's successor as professor of Medieval Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary, characterized the Thesaurus in the following words: 'With the help of this Thesaurus one can now by a quick glance find any printed poem of a medieval writer, reliably analyzed in regard to structure, and with detailed information as to where it is to be found and how often it has been translated or commented upon... A remarkable sense of method and an intimate acquaintance with the entire range of problems in the literary research of the Hebrew Middle

Title: Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry - 4 Volume Set (The Library of Jewish Classics)

Author Name: Israel Davidson; Introduction-H.J. Schirmann

Categories: Theology Sets,

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House: June 1970

ISBN Number: 087068003X

ISBN Number 13: 9780870680038

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

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