Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intercontext
Norich, Anita and Yaron Z. Eliav, editors
Providence, R.I.: Brown University, 2008 pp. xi + 260. $39.95
Brown Judaic Studies, 349
Description: These essays examine the ways in which Jewish culture has existed in a mutually enriching, if sometimes problematic, relationship with surrounding non-Jewish cultures. Leading scholars in Judaic studies take up broad methodological concerns and specific case studies illustrating Jewish embeddedness in other cultures and re-examining the famous “textuality” of the Jews, expanding the notion of “text” to include other works of art, both material and spiritual.
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism
Review by Joshua Schwartz
Citation: Joshua Schwartz, review of Anita Norich and Yaron Z. Eliav, eds., Jewish Literatures and Cultures: Context and Intercontext, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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