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The birth pangs of the Messiah

Alternative title:
Transnational networks and cross-religious exchange in the age of Sabbatai Sevi
Abstract:

Between 1648 CE and 1666 CE, news, rumours, and theories about the messiah and the Lost Tribes of Israel were disseminated amongst diverse populations of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Employing a world history methodology, this thesis follows three sets of such narratives that were spread through the American colonies, England, the Dutch Republic, the Italian peninsula and the Ottoman Empire, connecting people separated by linguistic, religious, national, and continental divides. This diss...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Marriott, BJ
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Marriott, BJ
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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