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Mother of reason and revelation : a short history of medieval Jewish linguistic thought /
Irene E. Zwiep.
imprint
Amsterdam : J.C. Gieben, 1997.
description
x, 278 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9050632076
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imprint
Amsterdam : J.C. Gieben, 1997.
isbn
9050632076
catalogue key
2218627
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-272) and indexes.
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Summaries
Long Description
This book presents a first inventory of Medieval Jewish linguistic thinking, covering the period from Sa'adya Gaon to Profiat Duran. The author claims that the Hebrew grammatical tradition itself contains but vague reminiscences of actual linguistic thinking. However, contemporary philosophical treatises, exegetical works, and scientific encyclopedias of Rabbanite and Karaite provenance provide these reminiscences with a general theoretical background.
Main Description
This book presents a first inventory of Medieval Jewish linguistic thinking, covering the period from Sa adya Gaon to Profiat Duran. The author claims that the Hebrew grammatical tradition itself contains but vague reminiscences of actual linguistic thinking. However, contemporary philosophical treatises, exegetical works, and scientific encyclopedias of Rabbanite and Karaite provenance provide these reminiscences with a general theoretical background.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Man, the World and the Word: the Triangle of Significationp. 12
The Quest for the Origin of Languagep. 107
History or Science: the Multiplicity of Languagesp. 162
The Dynamics of the Hebrew Languagep. 216
Abbreviationsp. 256
Bibliographyp. 258
Index of Namesp. 273
Index of Subjectsp. 276
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