Elisheva Baumgarten, Ruth Mazo Karras, and Katelyn Mesler, eds. Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century
Jewish Culture and Contexts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 368 pages.
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The case lends itself to an intriguing comparison with a recent study of how, in a later century, the erstwhile Rabbi Solomon Halevi of Burgos, after becoming Bishop Pablo de Santa María, continued to defend the Sephardic exegetical tradition against Nicolas de Lyra’s reliance on Rashi; see Yosi Yisraeli, “A Christianized Sephardic Critique of Rashi’s Peshat. in Pablo de Santa María’s Additiones Ad Postillam Nicolai de Lyra,” in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean, ed. Ryan Szpiech (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015), 128-41.
Notwithstanding the Introduction’s excellent endeavor in summarizing how each of the chapters relates to the project’s main concerns, there is no significant overlap in the topics of the various contributions that would allow for specific comparisons between them.
This would be more probable in the case of some similar collections that deal with more narrowly defined scholarly areas, such as scriptural exegesis; e.g., the Szpiech collection cited earlier, or Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry Walfish, and Joseph Ward Goering, eds., With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).
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