Sabbatai Ṣevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626–1676

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Princeton University Press, 20 sept. 2016 - 1096 pages
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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 Ṣevi offers a vividly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world. Sabbatai Ṣevi 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 Ṣevi was forced to convert to Islam, but a clandestine sect survived. A monumental and revisionary work of Jewish historiography, Sabbatai Ṣevi details Ṣevi'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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I like Scholem's matter of fact attitude: the evidence is Nathan of Gaza could read minds, very well, he could, but that did not make Sevi a true messiah. Consulter l'avis complet

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LIST OF PLATES
TABLE OF TRANSLITERATION
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCETION CLASSICS EDITION
1 THE BACKGROUND OF THE SABBATIAN MOVEMENT
2 THE BEGINNINGS OF SABBATAI SEVI 16261664
79
3 THE BEGINNINGS OF THE MOVEMENT IN PALESTINE 1665
175
4 THE MOVEMENT UP TO SABBATAIS IMPRISONMENT IN GALLIPOLI 16651666
305
5 THE MOVEMENT IN EUROPE 1666
441
6 THE MOVEMENT IN THE EAST AND THE CENTER IN GALLIPOLI UNTIL SABBATAFS APOSTASY 1666
599
7 AFTER THE APOSTASY 16671668
685
8 THE LAST YEARS OF SABBATAI SEVI 16681676
819
BIBLIOGRAPHY
931
INDEX
957
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Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) was one of the most important Jewish intellectuals of the twentieth century and the father of the academic study of Jewish mysticism. He was a professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Yaacob Dweck is associate professor of history and Judaic studies at Princeton University. He is the author of The Scandal of Kabbalah (Princeton).

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