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Golem : Jewish magical and mystical traditions on the artificial anthropoid / Moshe Idel.

Author/Creator:
Idel, Moshe, 1947-
Publication:
[Albany] : State University of New York Press, [c1990].
Series:
Suny series in Judaica.
SUNY series in Judaica
Format/Description:
Book
xxxi, [1], 323, [3] pages, [1] leaf of color plates : color illustration ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Golem
Mysticism -- Judaism -- History.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) Albany.
Contents:
Part One. Ancient Traditions: Ancient parallels; Sefer Yezirah; Talmud and Midrash
Part Two. Medieval Elaborations: Tempering magic: geonic and rationalistic attitudes; Ashkenazi Hasidic views on the Golem; The northern France discussions; The Golem in Ecstatic Kabbalah; R. Joseph ben Shalom Ashkenazi; Psychological implications of the Golem; Theosophical interpretations of the Golem
Part Three. Renaissance Period: Sixteenth and seventeenth century discussions in the west; r. Moses ben Jacob Cordovero's view
Part Four. Early-Modern and Modern Reverberations: R. Eliyahu, the Master of the Name, of Helm; Golem in Halakah; Golem and sex; Vicissitudes of the Golem techniques; Golem and Hasidic mysticism; Modern reverberations; Golem: imaginaire, anomian, and silent; Summary
Part Five. Appendixes: Golem and Zelem; Golem: some semantic remarks; Was there a macranthropos named 'Emet?
Notes:
"Paintings on cover and in text by Abraham Pincas."
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Local notes:
Potok Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries by Adena Potok.
Potok Collection copy has yellow post-it with ms. annotation about Golem.
Penn Provenance:
Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1990
Contributor:
Pincas, Abraham.
The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
079140160X
0791401618 (pbk.)
OCLC:
19123029
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