Hot Off Penn Press: The Medieval Culture of Disputation and The Iranian Talmud

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The Medieval Culture of Disputation
The Medieval Culture of Disputation: Pedagogy, Practice, and Performance

Alex J. Novikoff

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4538-7 | $89.95 | £58.50
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0863-4 | $89.95 | £58.50
A volume in the Middle Ages Series

Through hundreds of published and unpublished sources, Alex J. Novikoff traces the evolution of disputation from its ancient origins to its broader influence in the scholastic culture and public sphere of the High Middle Ages. Read more . . .

The Iranian Talmud
The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in Its Sasanian Context

Shai Secunda

272 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4570-7 | $55.00 | £36.00
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0904-4 | $55.00s | £36.00
A volume in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series

The Iranian Talmud reexamines the Babylonian Talmud—one of Judaism's most central texts—in the light of Persian literature and culture, providing an unprecedented and accessible overview to the vibrant world of pre-Islamic Iran that shaped the Bavli. Read more . . .

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