Sabbatai Zevi: Testimonies to a Fallen Messiah

Halperin, David J.

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Place Published: Oxford and Portland, OR
Publisher: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
Date Published: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781904113256
Book Id: 28993

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235pp. Large octavo [24 cm] Red paper covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine. The spine ends are gently bumped. The dust jacket is in very good condition. The rear panel is rubbed.

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From the jacket- "Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676) stirred up the Jewish world of the mid-seventeenth century by claiming to be the messiah, then stunned it by suddenly converting to Islam. His story, and that of the movement he created, is a landmark event in early modern Jewish history and a dramatic example of what can happen when mystic dreams and messianic hopes combine in an explosive mixture."