Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Preliminary Materials

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This front matter section of this book titled History and folklore in a medieval Jewish chronicle: the family chronicle of Aḥima῾az ben Paltiel contains a list of abbreviations , list of maps and illustrations and the preface. While to ancient and medieval minds, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, preachers would thus preferably be compared with prophets, the strong degree of affinity presented by storytelling and preaching would appear as no less self-evident. . In sum, to the medieval mind, still shaped by orality, midrash was then "simply" a most general quest for meaning carried out in the sphere in which myth and history organically merged with the entire cultural heritage of Jewish society. The Christian saint would even be more effective than the preacher, for while the preacher would edify through rhetoric the saint would do that by exemplary action.

Keywords: Aḥima῾az ben Paltiel; Christian saint; medieval Jewish chronicle



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    History and Folklore in a Medieval Jewish Chronicle — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation