Tales of the Neighborhood
Jewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity
By (author) Galit Hasan-Rokem
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Tales of the Neighborhood by Galit Hasan-Rokem
Book DescriptionIn this lively and intellectually engaging book, Galit Hasan-Rokem shows that religion is shaped not only in the halls of theological disputation and institutions of divine study, but also in ordinary events of everyday life. Common aspects of human relations offer a major source for the symbols of religious texts and rituals of late antique Judaism as well as its partner in narrative dialogues, early Christianity, Hasan-Rokem argues. Focusing on the "neighborhood" of the Galilee that is the birthplace of many major religious and cultural developments, this book brings to life the riddles, parables, and folktales passed down in Rabbinic stories from the first half of the first millennium of the Common Era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520234536
(210mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Galit Hasan-Rokem
Companion to Folklore, Paperback (August 2014)
A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe.
Untying the Knot, Hardback (June 1996)» View all books by Galit Hasan-Rokem
This collection contains 18 essays on the riddle - a genre of discourse found in almost every human culture. The authors seek to understand the expressive power of the riddle and the cultural logic of its particular uses. They also scrutinize its logical structure and linguistic strategies.
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Author Biography - Galit Hasan-Rokem
Galit Hasan-Rokem is Max and Margarethe Grunwald Professor of Folklore and Head of the Institute of Jewish Studies at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She is the author of Web of Life: Folklore and Midrash in Rabbinic Literature (2000) and coeditor of The Defiant Muse: Hebrew Feminist Poems from Antiquity to the Present (1999) and Untying the Knot: On Riddles and Other Enigmatic Modes (1996).
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