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The Resource Rav Hisda's daughter : a novel of love, the Talmud, and sorcery, Book I, apprentice, Maggie Anton

Rav Hisda's daughter : a novel of love, the Talmud, and sorcery, Book I, apprentice, Maggie Anton

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Rav Hisda's daughter : a novel of love, the Talmud, and sorcery, Book I, apprentice
Title
Rav Hisda's daughter
Title remainder
a novel of love, the Talmud, and sorcery
Title number
Book I
Title part
apprentice
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Anton
Title variation
  • Rav Hisda's daughter
  • Apprentice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hisdadukh, blessed to be beautiful and learned, is the youngest child of Talmudic sage Rav Hisda. The world around her is full of conflict. Rome, fast becoming Christian, battles Zoroastrian Persia for dominance while Rav Hisda and his colleagues struggle to establish new Jewish traditions after the destruction of Jerusalem's Holy Temple. Against this backdrop Hisdadukh embarks on the tortuous path to become an enchantress in the very land where the word 'magic' originated. But the conflict affecting Hisdadukh most intimately arises when her father brings his two best students before her, a mere child, and asks her which one she will marry. Astonishingly, the girl replies, "Both of them." Soon she marries the older student, although it becomes clear that the younger one has not lost interest in her. When her new-found happiness is derailed by a series of tragedies, a grieving Hisdadukh must decide if she does, indeed, wish to become a sorceress."--P. [4] of cover
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Summary
After learning the Torah by heart in third-century Babylonia, Hisdadukh cannot continue with her studies because she is female, so instead she considers practicing sorcery
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
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10130077
Cataloging source
DLC
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Anton, Maggie
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Rav Hisda's daughter
Series volume
0001
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  • Jewish women
  • Babylonia
  • Historical fiction
  • Jewish fiction
Target audience
adult
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a novel of love, the Talmud, and sorcery
Label
Rav Hisda's daughter : a novel of love, the Talmud, and sorcery, Book I, apprentice, Maggie Anton
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Publication
Control code
ocn785077571
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 452 p.
Isbn
9780452298095
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012014785
System control number
(OCoLC)785077571
Label
Rav Hisda's daughter : a novel of love, the Talmud, and sorcery, Book I, apprentice, Maggie Anton
Publication
Control code
ocn785077571
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 452 p.
Isbn
9780452298095
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012014785
System control number
(OCoLC)785077571

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