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This front matter section of this book The Jewish Body: Corporeality, Society, and Identity in the Renaissance and Early Modern Period contains the table of contents and a list of contributors. The book explores perceptions of the &t;Jewish body&t; in variety of early modern Jewish sources. It discusses the ideas of the ideal body in normative sources, the influence of Kabbalistic ideas on Jewish-Christian discourse and the link between melancholy and exile.

Keywords: early modern period; Jewish body; Jewish-Christian discourse; Kabbalistic ideas



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