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Berechiah ben Natronai ha-Naqdan’s Works and Their Reception
L’oeuvre de Berechiah Ben Natronai ha-Naqdan et sa récéption

T. Visi, T. Bibring, D. Soukup (eds.)
approx. 280 p., 156 x 234 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-58365-5
Languages: English, French
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Berechiah ben Natronai ha-Naqdan, the illustrious Jewish scholar from Rouen,was probably the most prolific writer among the twelfth century Jewish authors in France. While all his creations are truly remarkable, two are the focus of this book: Mishlei Shu'alim, the largest compilation of Aesopian fables ever written in Hebrew, and Dodi ve-Nekhdi, a translatio of Adelard of Bath's Questiones Naturales. The ten studies gathered here, written by internationally renowned scholars from Europe, Israel and the United States, explore the richness and uniqueness of these two major books, as well as their sources and their reception. A number of these studies accentuate specific themes and motives, some of which are discussed here for the first time. Other studies relate to the linguistic particularities, examined here in a novel and original manner. We also present innovative studies on the Hebrew version of Questiones Naturales, and use vibrant examples to demonstrate the translations, adaptations and uses of Berechiah's works from the Middle Ages until the modern area. This volume is the result of an international workshop that was held in the Center for Jewish Studies in Palacky University in May 2015.

Tamás Visi is an associate professor at the Kurt and Ursula Schubert Center for Jewish Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc and researcher at the Thomas-Institut, University of Cologne.
Tovi Bibring is a medievalist in the Department of French Culture in Bar-Ilan University.
Daniel Soukup is an assistant professor at the Kurt and Ursula Schubert Center for Jewish Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc and researcher at the Institute for Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague.
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology

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