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The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Yaacob Dweck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the ... More


Hebrew Manuscripts in an Age of Print

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter posits Leon Modena's writing practices within the context of early modern Venice, capital of Hebrew printing and center of manuscript production. The circumstances of Modena's life as ... More


History of a Failure

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epilogue argues that the failure of Ari Nohem was manifold. Modena failed to convince his immediate audience, and by extension the Jewish community of Venice, and by further extension Jewish ... More


‘With tempered notes, in the green hills and among rivers’: Music, Learning, and the Symbolic Space of Recreation in the Manuscript Modena, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, α.F.9.9

GIOVANNI ZANOVELLO

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

How did the frottola inhabit Renaissance palazzi? One almost recoils from placing this unsophisticated music within the system of austere symbols that aristocratic interiors had to convey. This ... More


Politics and Performance: Gustavo Modena’s dantate *

Michael Caesar and Nick Havely

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter attempts to reconstruct, as far as possible, the dantate performed in London and in Italy by the celebrated actor and patriot, Gustavo Modena. These were a distinctive form of ... More


The Female Monarch and the Woman Poet: Mary of Modena, Anne Killigrew, and Jane Barker

Carol Barash

in English Women's Poetry, 1649–1714: Politics, Community, and Linguistic Authority

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186861
eISBN:
9780191674587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186861.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the writings of Anne Killigrew and Jane Barker. For Killigrew, the world of ritual around Mary of Modena provided a complicated but powerful model of female authority for a ... More


Anne Finch: Gender, Politics, and Myths of the Private Self

Carol Barash

in English Women's Poetry, 1649–1714: Politics, Community, and Linguistic Authority

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186861
eISBN:
9780191674587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186861.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter, working back and forth between published and manuscript versions of Anne Finch's poems, begins with the political poems, particularly her elegies on the deaths of James II in 1701 and ... More


Charles the Bold and Italy (1467–1477): Politics and Personnel

R. J. Walsh

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238386
eISBN:
9781846312809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312809
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This is a study of Charles the Bold's diplomatic and military relations with the Italian states, taking full account of economic policy. The book makes extensive use not only of the great mass of ... More


History and Fiction

in From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Meir Wiener developed an interest in historical fiction for practical and theoretical reasons. His concept of the historical novel can be seen within the theoretical framework of socialist-realist ... More


Miscellanea

in Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779881
eISBN:
9780226779874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This part includes sonnets by Gabriele Zinano and Sarra Copia Sulam's response to one of them. Leon Modena, the rabbi closely involved in Sulam's biography, was privy to the content of the letters ... More


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