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Patai, Raphael 1910-1996

Works: 278 works in 1,102 publications in 11 languages and 28,620 library holdings
Genres: Legends  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  Bible stories  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Honoree, Correspondent, Recipient
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Most widely held works by Raphael Patai
The Arab mind by Raphael Patai( Book )

40 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from his travels and observations, the author explores the personality and values of the Arab people and pays tribute to their way of life
Hebrew myths : the book of Genesis by Robert Graves( Book )

73 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are the mythologies of mankind from pre-Biblical Egypt and pre-Homeric Greece, to Africa, the Orient, the Pacific, and the Americas - the first complete encyclopedia of world mythology, containing all the myths of classical antiquity and many strange and unfamiliar mythologies from the world over. This rich and fascinating volume belongs in every home and school library" - back cover
The Hebrew goddess by Raphael Patai( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hebrew Goddess demonstrates that the Jewish religion, far from being pure monotheism, contained from earliest times strong polytheistic elements, chief of which was the cult of the mother goddess. Lucidly written and richly illustrated, this third edition contains new chapters of the Shekhina."--Publisher description
The Jewish mind by Raphael Patai( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the Jewish race by Raphael Patai( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden River to Golden Road; society, culture, and change in the Middle East by Raphael Patai( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel( Book )

in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in the modern world by Raphael Patai( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and modern man by Raphael Patai( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Portuguese and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various theories about the purpose of myth are described briefly, and then the place of myth in modern life is explored. Modern man is found to still create his own myths, and his life is still influenced by mythical prototypes and images. Myths, mythical beliefs, and mythical thinking are discovered in socialist, Communist, and totalitarian thought, in entertainment and science fiction, in the behavior of young radicals, in advertising, in theology and modern folk belief, in sex, and in the workings of a scientific and popular imagination stimulated by the belief in an impending global catastrophe. Examples of myth in these areas are discussed. It is suggested that the United States needs to develop a myth of democracy for its present use. (Author/JK)
The Kingdom of Jordan by Raphael Patai( Book )

24 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kingdom of Jordan stands strategically amidst the countries of the Near East, bordered by Israel, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. A small country, poor in resources, it is torn by conflicting tensions and policies and by strife between pro-Western and pro-Soviet elements. This study of Jordan in the English language surveys all aspects of Jordan’s life: the land, the people, their history, politics, economy, society, and culture. Mr. Patai fully considers the issue of Westernization versus traditionalism and its probable bearing on Jordan’s future.Originally published in 1958.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The Tower of Babel by William Wiesner( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the proud and insolent people of Babel built a tower to reach into heaven, God confused the languages of mankind and divided one people into many nations
The Messiah texts by Raphael Patai( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seed of Abraham : Jews and Arabs in contact and conflict by Raphael Patai( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Biblical and Jewish folklore by Raphael Patai( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and legend of ancient Israel by A. S Rappoport( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gates to the Old City : a book of Jewish legends by Raphael Patai( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reissued anthology s divided into major Genres: Bible, Apocrypha, Talmud, Midrash, Kabbala, folktales, and Hasidic Tales. There are introductions to each section and an excellent annotated bibliography and index
Tents of Jacob : the Diaspora, yesterday and today by Raphael Patai( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish alchemists : a history and source book by Raphael Patai( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this monumental work, Raphael Patai, acclaimed author of Hebrew Myths (with Robert Graves) and The Hebrew Goddess, opens up an entirely new field in cultural history by tracing Jewish alchemy from antiquity to the nineteenth century. Until now there has been little attention given to the significant role that Jews played in the field of alchemy. Here, drawing on an enormous range of previously unexplored sources, Patai reveals that Jews were major players in what was for centuries one of humanity's most compelling intellectual obsessions. Among the myriad subjects treated in the book is the close relationship between alchemy and medicine as practiced by Jewish adepts. Other Jewish alchemists combined alchemy with magic or with kabbalistic practices. Still others became, through their alchemical efforts, the forerunners of modern chemistry. The culmination of many years of research, The Jewish Alchemists shows that alchemy was much more than the attempt at transmuting base metals into gold: it was a powerful worldview that assumed an essential unity underlying all of nature - and the power of humans to intervene, with God's help, in nature's course
Encyclopedia of Jewish folklore and traditions( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, and other elements of folklife includes over 250 A-Z original, signed articles that cover major themes, beliefs, traditions, and folkways of Jewish groups around the world, both contemporary and historical. The diverse range of articles covers specific artifacts, rituals, ceremonies, biblical figures, and legends-in addition to broad topics such as humor, folk dance, costumes, and folk narratives. Also included are biographies of significant personalities in the study of Jewish folklore and literature. The encyclopedia provides various country articles that highlight evolving traditions and histories of specific Jewish groups. Extensive bibliographies are included
Robert Graves and the Hebrew myths : a collaboration by Raphael Patai( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of the thirty-year friendship between Robert Graves and Raphael Patai, and in particular, the story of the literary collaboration that culminated in their joint authorship of the Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis. The friendship between Graves and Patai began in 1947 when Graves, having read Patai's book Man and Temple, wrote him a "fan letter" full of remarkable scholarly comments and reflections. It was the beginning of an exchange of letters between the two authors that led to their participation in each other's books and studies, joint public appearances in lectures and interviews, mutual visits, and a lasting friendship. In addition to the nearly two hundred letters they exchanged that are published here for the first time, the book contains the full recorded texts of a long conversation between them about the Hebrew myths, a joint lecture in New York City, and a radio interview. It also includes the lecture Graves gave to the London Hillel Foundation on "Hebrew and European Myths Contrasted," and Patai's long essay on "Myth and Hebrew Myth," originally planned as an introduction to the Hebrew Myths but not published until now. The book discusses other writings produced by Graves and Patai and the reaction of the scholarly and literary world to their joint work and their major separate publications. Patai also allows a glimpse into the private lives of the two authors, including their struggles and successes, their frustrations and achievements. Robert Graves and the Hebrew Myths gives rare insight into the lengthy process of gestation that preceded the writing of the Hebrew Myths; the exchanges that led to the reconciliation of the two authors' different views and approaches; the meticulous care they invested in its planning, construction, and execution; and the production of the terse and dramatic presentation that characterizes the book. This volume is a unique account of a difficult but successful collaboration between two writers of very different characters, orientations, and talents
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Hebrew myths : the book of Genesis
Alternative Names
Faṭai, Refaʾel

Parai, Refa'el 1910-1996

Patai 1910-

Patai, Ervin György

Patai, Erwin Erwin György, 1910-1996

Patai, Erwin György

Patai, Erwin Gyorgy, 1910-

Patai, Erwin György 1910-1996

Patai, György 1910-

Patai, György, 1910-1996

Patai, Rafael, 1910-

Patai, Rafaél 1910-1996

Patai, Raphael

Patai, Raphael 1910-

Patai Refåʼél 1910-....

Paṭāʾî, Refāʾēl, 1910-1996

Pataj, R.

Pataj, Rafael'.

Paṭāʾy, Rěfaʾel 1910-1996

Paṭ'ay, Rpa'el.

Raphael Patai Amerikaans antropoloog (1910-1996)

Raphael Patai húngaro judio ( de Budapest), emigra a Israel. Luego hasta los EE.UU. Historiador, escritor.Recibe el premio Bialik (1936), por sus estudios del judaismo.

Raphael Patai US-amerikanischer Orientalist und Anthropologe

Патай, Рафаэль 1910-1996

פאטאי, רפאל בן יוסף

פטאי, רפאל

פטאי, רפאל 1910־

פטאי, רפאל 1910־1996

פטאי, רפאל בן יוסף 1910-1996

פתאי, רפאל

רפאל פטאי

רפאל פטאי חוקר פולקלור, אנתרופולוג, מזרחן והיסטוריון יהודי הונגרי-ישראלי-אמריקאי

باتاى، روفائيل

رافائيل باتاي

پاتاى، رفائيل

パタイ, ラファエル

Hebrew myths : the book of GenesisThe Hebrew goddessThe Jewish mindThe Kingdom of JordanThe Messiah textsThe Jewish alchemists : a history and source bookRobert Graves and the Hebrew myths : a collaboration