Transmitting Jewish Tradition: Orality, Textuality, and Cultural Diffusion.

New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2000. Hardbound. Octavo in dust jacket, xii, 353 pp., index. Very Good. Item #58222
ISBN: 0300081987

Foreword by Daivd Ruderman. Introduction by the editors. Articles are "The Oral-Cultural Context of the Talmud Yerushalmi: Greco-Roman Rhedorical Paideia, Discipleship, and the Context of Oral Torah," Martin S. Jaffe, "Between Byzantium and Islam: Transmission of a Jewish Book in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods," Paul Mandel, "Orality and the Institutionalization of Tradition: The Growth of the Geonic Yeshiva and the Islamic Madrasa," Daphna Ephrat and Elman, "Transmission in Thirteenth Century Kabbalah," Moshe Idel, "Beyond Spoken Word: Oral Tradition and Written Transmission in Medieval Jewish Mysticism," Elliot R. Wolfson, "Publication and Reproduction of Literary Texts in Medieval Jewish Civilization: Jewish Scribality and Its Impact on the Texts Trasmitted," Malachi Beit-Ari, "The Sermon as Oral Performance," Marc Saperstein, "From East to West: Translating Y.L. Perets in Early Twentieth-Century Germany," Jeffrey Grossman, "The Kinnus Project: Wissenschaft des Judentums and the Fashioning of a 'National Culture' in Palestine," Israel Bartal, "'Secondary Intellectuals,' Readers and Readership as Agents of National-Cultural Reproduction in Modern Egypt," Israel Gershoni.

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