386pp, hardback with dust jacket. - DJ has some shelf-wear (creases around spine, especially front/top left corner; some scuffing to surface and edges of glossy laminate). - Burgundy cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on spine. Top left corner of front cover is bumped/dented, but otherwise very clean. Binding is tight and square. Pages are very clean and bright, with no marking or annotations. - "A timely and fascinating study of an early-modern movement that transcended traditional Jewish gender paradigms and allowed women to express their spirituality freely in the public arena..."
"Not only breaks down many stereotypes about the roles of women in Judaism and Jewish society, but it is also a major contribution to understanding how Sabbatianism and Frankism spread and operated... rich in original ideas and insights. While many of the topics call for further research, the rich documentation Rapoport-Albert brings to bear on the topics leave little room for doubt that a call for changed gender roles, to a greater or lesser degree, was a central element in the Sabbatian and Frankist movements. It is a very stimulating contribution to the literature on Kabbalah, on modern religious movements, on gender history, as well as on conservative responses..." (Shaul Stampfer, Religious Studies Review) - "To be congratulated for demonstrating that Jewish messianic mysticism, far from being an arcane scholarly domain of interest only to textual specialists, is a topic of key significance to anyone interested in the processes through which the corporatist boundaries of eighteenth-century European society travelled..." (Adam Sutcliffe, Eighteenth-Century Studies)