Sabbatai Sevi

Publisher: Princeton University Press Release date: 2016-09-20
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Gershom Scholem stands out among modern thinkers for the richness and power of his historical imagination. A work widely esteemed as his magnum opus, Sabbatai Sevi offers a vividly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world. Sabbatai Sevi was an obscure kabbalist rabbi of seventeenth-century Turkey who aroused a fervent following that spread over the Jewish world after he declared himself to be the Messiah. The movement suffered a severe blow when Sevi was forced to convert to Islam, but a clandestine sect survived. A monumental and revisionary work of Jewish historiography, Sabbatai Sevi details Sevi's rise to prominence and stands out for its combination of philological and empirical authority and passion. This edition contains a new introduction by Yaacob Dweck that explains the scholarly importance of Scholem's work to a new generation of readers.

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Genre: Turkey

Collection: Princeton University Press

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 1096

ISBN: 9781400883158

Additional Information

Genre: Turkey

Collection: Princeton University Press

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 1096

ISBN: 9781400883158

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