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This multi-volume work is a reprint of Israel Davidson’s classic opus, with a new introduction by piyyut scholar Michael Rand.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0698-7
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Publication Date: May 2,2017
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 490
Language: Hebrew
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0698-7
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This multi-volume work is a reprint of Israel Davidson’s classic opus, with a new introduction by piyyut scholar Michael Rand. Originally published in four volumes by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America throughout the 1920s and 30s, and reprinted in 1970 by Ktav with an introduction by Jefim (Hayyim) Schirmann, Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetrycatalogues Medieval Hebrew poetry in over 35,000 entries spanning over 2,000 pages. Written at a time when Genizah research was just beginning to flourish, the Thesaurus serves primarily as a catalogue of the Medieval Hebrew poetic corpus as it had been known from printed works predating the publication of Genizah poetry. In addition to constituting an important reference work, the Thesaurus represents a stage in the history of piyyut study, before the publication of thousands of Genizah poems forever altered the course of Medieval Hebrew poetry scholarship. 

This multi-volume work is a reprint of Israel Davidson’s classic opus, with a new introduction by piyyut scholar Michael Rand. Originally published in four volumes by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America throughout the 1920s and 30s, and reprinted in 1970 by Ktav with an introduction by Jefim (Hayyim) Schirmann, Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetrycatalogues Medieval Hebrew poetry in over 35,000 entries spanning over 2,000 pages. Written at a time when Genizah research was just beginning to flourish, the Thesaurus serves primarily as a catalogue of the Medieval Hebrew poetic corpus as it had been known from printed works predating the publication of Genizah poetry. In addition to constituting an important reference work, the Thesaurus represents a stage in the history of piyyut study, before the publication of thousands of Genizah poems forever altered the course of Medieval Hebrew poetry scholarship. 

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Contributor Biography

Israel Davidson

Michael Rand

Michael Rand is a graduate of the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University (2003). He has worked for the Historical Hebrew Dictionary Project of the Academy of the Hebrew Language (2007-2013), and currently holds the position of Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Cambridge. His main field of expertise is Classical Hebrew piyyut, together with the manuscripts of the Cairo Genizah in which it is copied. Within a wider perspective, he is especially interested in the evolution of Hebrew poetry, both as a self-contained literary/linguistic phenomenon, as well as in its interaction with other Semitic traditions (e.g., Aramaic, Arabic).

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