Notice bibliographique

  • Notice

Type(s) de contenu et mode(s) de consultation : Texte : sans médiation

Auteur(s) : Glinert, Lewis (1950-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The story of Hebrew [Texte imprimé] / Lewis Glinert

Publication : . - Princeton (N.J.) ; Oxford : Princeton university press, cop. 2017

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XII, 281 pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm

Collection : (Library of Jewish ideas)

Lien à la collection : Library of Jewish ideas 

Comprend : Chapter 1 ; "Let there be Hebrew" --Chapter 2 ; Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome --Chapter 3 ; Saving the Bible and its Hebrew --Chapter 4 ; The Sephardic classical age --Chapter 5 ; Medieval Ashkenaz and Italy: sciences, sonnets, and the sacred --Chapter 6 ; Hebrew in the Christian imagination, I: medieval designs --Chapter 7 ; Hebrew in the Christian imagination, II: from Kabbalists to colonials --Chapter 8 ; Can these bones live? Hebrew at the dawn of modernity --Chapter 9 ; The Hebrew state.

Note(s) : "This book tells two stories: first, how Hebrew has been used in Jewish life, from the Israelites to the ancient Rabbis and across 2,000 years of nurture, abandonment, and renewal, eventually given up by many for dead but improbably rescued to become the everyday language of modern Israel. Second, it tells the story of how Jews-and Christians-have perceived Hebrew, and invested it with a symbolic power far beyond normal language"--ECIP introduction
. - Includes bibliographical references and index
This book explores the extraordinary hold that Hebrew has had on Jews and Christians, who have invested it with a symbolic power far beyond that of any other language in history. Preserved by the Jews across two millennia, Hebrew endured long after it ceased to be a mother tongue, resulting in one of the most intense textual cultures ever known. It was a bridge to Greek and Arab science. It unlocked the biblical sources for Jerome and the Reformation. Kabbalists and humanists sought philosophical truth in it, and Colonial Americans used it to shape their own Israelite political identity. Today, it is the first language of millions of Israelis. The Story of Hebrew takes readers from the opening verses of Genesis--which seemingly describe the creation of Hebrew itself--to the reincarnation of Hebrew as the everyday language of the Jewish state. Lewis Glinert explains the uses and meanings of Hebrew in ancient Israel and its role as a medium for wisdom and prayer. He describes the early rabbis' preservation of Hebrew following the Babylonian exile, the challenges posed by Arabic, and the prolific use of Hebrew in Diaspora art, spirituality, and science. Glinert looks at the conflicted relationship Christians had with Hebrew from the Renaissance to the Counter-Reformation, the language's fatal rivalry with Yiddish, the dreamers and schemers that made modern Hebrew a reality, and how a lost pre-Holocaust textual ethos is being renewed today by Orthodox Jews. A major work of scholarship, The Story of Hebrew is an unforgettable account of what one language has meant to those possessing it.--Publisher description

Sujet(s) : Hébreu (langue) -- Histoire  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Hébreu (langue) -- Renouveau linguistique  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Hébreu (langue) -- Usage  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Indice(s) Dewey : 492.4 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 978-0-691-15329-2. - ISBN 0-691-15329-9 (rel.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45187754 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

Localiser ce document(1 Exemplaire)

Tolbiac - Rez-de-jardin - magasin

1 partie d'exemplaire regroupée