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Author Skalli, Cedric Cohen, author

Title Don Issac Abravanel : an intellectual biography / Cedric Cohen-Skalli ; translated by Avi Kallenbach
Edition [New edition]
Published Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2021]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 350 pages)
Series Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series (Unnumbered)
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1: Don Isaac Abravanel in Portugal (1437-1483) -- 1. The Kingdom of Portugal and the Abravanel Family -- 2. Isaac Abravanel and Iberian Court Culture -- 3. Isaac Abravanel as a Jewish Leader in His Hebrew Epistles -- 4. Isaac Abravanel: Philosopher and Theologian -- 5. Don Isaac's Fall from Grace in Portugal -- Part 2: Don Isaac Abravanel in Castile (1483-1492) -- 6. Don Isaac Abravanel Immigrates to Castile -- 7. Isaac Abravanel's Historical and Literary Approach to the Books of the Former Prophets
8. The Figure of the Leader in Abravanel's Commentary on the Former Prophets -- 9. Don Isaac's Republicanism -- 10. Success at the Courts of the Catholic Monarchs -- Part 3: Don Isaac Abravanel in Italy (1492-1508) -- 11. Abravanel's Arrival in Naples -- 12. Commentary on Kings as a Response to the Expulsion -- 13. Solomon: The Ideal King -- 14. The Temple: Construction, Glory, Destruction -- 15. The Military Crisis in Italy at the End of the Fifteenth Century -- 16. A Defense of Judaism in the Midst of the Storm -- 17. Messianism -- 18. The Last Years in Venice (1503-1508)
Afterword: Don Isaac Abravanel in the Twentieth Century -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "An intellectual biography of Don Isaac ben Judah Abravanel, a 15th century Portuguese rabbi, scholar, Bible commentator, philosopher, and statesman"--
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 11, 2020)
Subject Abravanel, Isaac, 1437-1508
Abravanel, Isaac, 1437-1508
Rabbis -- Spain -- Biography
Jewish philosophers -- Spain -- Biography
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Kallenbach, Avi, translator
LC no. 2020031447
ISBN 9781684580248
Other Titles Don Yitsḥaḳ Abravanel. English