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Author Grafton, Anthony.
Title "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.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.

Author Grafton, Anthony.
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.
Alt Name Weinberg, Joanna, 1949-
Description 1 online resource (x, 380 pages) : illustrations
Note "Based on the Carl Newell Jackson lectures"--Preliminary page
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 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.
ISBN 9780674058491 (electronic bk.)
0674058496 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 709591722
Additional Format Print version: Grafton, Anthony. "I have always loved the holy tongue". Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011 9780674048409 (DLC) 2010012951 (OCoLC)555658545

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