|Dimensions||16 × 6 × 23.5 cm|
Publisher, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1973,
Hardback, with d/j, bound in red book-cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, pp. xxvii + 1000 + 15 b/w illus.
Condition, Used – Very Good. Cover showing a little sign of wear as is the d/j, both of which are clean and in good form. the text-block, being in excess of 1000 pages is in remarkably good condition, clean and free from notes and foxing.
Gershom Scholem stands out for the richness and power of his historical imagination. This book, widely esteemed as his magnum opus, offers a vividly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world. Sabbatai Sevi was an obscure kabbalist rabbi of seventeenth-century Turkey who aroused a fervent following that spread over the Jewish world after he declared himself to be the Messiah.
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