"I have always loved the holy tongue" : Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a forgotten chapter in Renaissance scholarship / Anthony Grafton, Joanna Weinberg ; with Alastair Hamilton.
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|Subject:||Casaubon, Isaac, 1559-1614.
Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > History > 16th century.
Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > History > 17th century.
Old Testament scholars > Biography.
Christian Hebraists > Biography.
- ISBN: 9780674058491
- ISBN: 0674058496
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 380 pages) : illustrations
- Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
|General Note:|| "Based on the Carl Newell Jackson lectures"--Preliminary page.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Rabbi Isaac Casaubon : a Hellenist meets the Jews -- How Casaubon read Hebrew texts -- Wider horizons in Hebraic studies -- Casaubon and Baronio : early Christianity in a Jewish setting -- The teller and the tale : what Casaubon learned from Jews -- Appendices : 1. The long apprenticeship : Casaubon and Arabic / Alastair Hamilton -- 2. Casaubon on the Masoretic text -- 3. Casaubon's Hebrew and Judaic library.
|Summary:|| Fusing high scholarship with high drama, Anthony Grafton and Joanna Weinberg uncover a secret and extraordinary aspect of a legendary Renaissance scholar's already celebrated achievement. The French Protestant Isaac Casaubon (1550-1614) is known to us through his pedantic namesake in George Eliot's Middlemardz. But in this book, the real Casaubon emerges as a genuine literary hero, an intrepid explorer in the world of books, With a flair for storytelling reminiscent of Umberto ken, Grafton and Weinberg follow Casaubon as he unearths the lost continent of Hebrew learning and adds this ancient lore to the well known Renaissance revival of Latin and Greek.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.