Between Worlds: Dybbuks, Exorcists, and Early Modern Judaism

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Price
$29.95
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812221701

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About the Author
J. H. Chajes teaches Jewish history at the University of Haifa.
Reviews

"This is a major contribution, not only to early modern Jewish studies but to the subject of spirit possession broadly conceived in the Christian world."--Edward Peters, University of Pennsylvania


"Chajes's excellent new book . . . succeeds in demystifying the subject of Jewish spirit (i.e., "dybbuk") possession by placing it within a broader cross-cultural and historical context, a s sophisticated methodological approach he calls a 'historical anthropology of spirit possession.' . . . His work is both a history and a phenomenology of Jewish spirit possession during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries."--Choice


"An exciting, persuasive, and well-written study and another key addition to a subject central to early modern religions."--Jewish Quarterly Review