Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4389
  • Author(s)/Creator(s):
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: Eunuchs Who Keep the Sabbath: Becoming Male and the Ascetic Ideal in Thirteenth-Century Jewish Mysticism
  • Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1997.  Pages 151 - 185.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chastity Homoeroticism Jews Kabbalah, Jewish Theosophic Movement Masculinity Mystics Sexuality Zohar, Kabbalistic Work
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 13
  • Related Resources:
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations:
  • Table:
  • Abstract: This study examines the nexus of asceticism and eroticism in the zoharic kabbalah. Renunciation of sexual power facilitated the spiritual empowerment of the male mystics. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing at http://www.garlandpub.com].
  • Author's Affiliation:
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815328362
  • Material/Technique :
  • Rights: