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Andreas Lehnardt

. In contrast to this methodologically rather conservative study, the book by Uri Ehrlich, 12 published in Hebrew (1999), constitutes a major innovation in the fi eld. His anthropological approach to ges- tures and clothes opens new and unexpected insights into the world of prayer. The study focuses

Janina Wurbs

methodology and other parameters. However, a detailed comparison of the various ethnographic enterprises during the twentieth century is beyond the scope of the present article. The main task of recording after the khurbm , against the backdrop of an immense loss in human lives and cultural heritage, was

Naoya Katsumata and Wout van Bekkum

instance, in some path-breaking articles by Menahem Zulay, published in Studies of the Research Institute for Hebrew Poetry in the 1930s and 40s, but these articles focus almost exclusively on the Byzantine hymnist Yannai. However, Zulay’s methodology and approach is worth keep- ing in mind for our

Irene Zwiep

conceptual frameworks that lie beneath their classifications. When methodological rigour cannot prevent anachronism, being honest about it seems to be the next best thing. 5 This short essay is meant as a critical exercise in transparency: does owing up to anachronism suffice, or is it an easy way out that

Asaf Yedidya

, “Erinnerungspolitik 68 asaf yedidya traditional past. At the heart of this threat lay several premises and a distinctive Weltanschauung , both methodological and in terms of content. First, the aspect of objectivity: a necessary pre-condition for research of the culture or its historical outcome was the

Irene E. Zwiep

credibility as a religious spokesman. This twofold approach to the pre-modern Jewish legacy had serious implications for Polak and Goudsmit’s methodology. Early Dutch-Jewish historicism never contented itself with merely recapturing the past wie sie eigentlich gewesen (“as it factually had been”). In

Gabriele Ferrario

consortium of Siracusa, the Department of Histories and Methodologies for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Bologna University ( Ravenna), the Department of Euro-Mediterranean Civilizations, Palermo University and the O ffi cina of Medieval Studies of Palermo. The fi rst session of the congress was chaired

Elena Nosenko-Stein

studies. They have used it to great benefit in their other works and carefully describe here their methodology and sources. The main source for this book is their own field material, principally texts of oral narratives and “life histories” of the immigrants from the FSU. From 1999 to 2002, Maria

José Martínez Delgado

Qur’an. Philologically 42 S. Berger, M. Brocke and I. Zwiep (eds), Zutot 2003, 42-48 © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in The Netherlands. 1 For methodological purposes, the Hebrew Language can be divided into four branches: (a) Biblical Hebrew (10th century-2nd century BCE); (b) Rabbinic

Reinier Munk

whether you have acquired knowledge by means of the deductive principle. The passage also illustrates that, at the very least, a methodological affinity can be observed between rabbinic thought and philosophy. And this observation renders problematic the statement that rabbinic thought does not need