"Immensely important and fascinating. . . . A monumental work of historical scholarship, which recounts in minute detail a moving tragedy of vast dimensions."--The New York Review of Books
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This is the definitive book about the 17th century Jewish mystic/messiah, Sabbatai Sevi, who convinced 1/3rd of European Jews to sell or give away all their possessions and follow... Read morePublished 6 months ago by James Kenney
This is a work that will take time to read as it is brimming with details and sources. I enjoyed it immensely as I found it both very interesting and helpful as I was researching... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
My husband saw this book at my parents house and became quite interested in it. It is quite scholarly (I think my father read it in graduate school) and quite detailed. Read morePublished on July 6, 2009 by Riks
This book is less about the man, Sabbatai Sevi, than it is about the Kabbalah movement and its impact on the Jewish people. This book is not a "popular" history book. Read morePublished on March 15, 2006 by Gary Rozenshteyn
This story has everything: personal conflict, political overtones, romance, madness, coincidence, religion, intrigue and a surprise ending. Read morePublished on September 19, 2005 by Scott J. Mansfield