Jewish books and their readers: aspects of the intellectual life of Christians and Jews in early modern Europe
"Jewish Books and their Readers discusses the transformative effect of the circulation and readership of sacred and secular texts written by Jews on Christian as well as Jewish readers in early modern Europe. Its twelve essays challenge traditional paradigms of Christian Hebraism and undermine...
|Summary:||"Jewish Books and their Readers discusses the transformative effect of the circulation and readership of sacred and secular texts written by Jews on Christian as well as Jewish readers in early modern Europe. Its twelve essays challenge traditional paradigms of Christian Hebraism and undermine simplistic visions of the unchanging nature of Jewish cultural life.They ask what constituted a 'Jewish' book: how it was presented, disseminated, and understood within both Jewish and Christian environments (and how its meanings were contested), and what effect such understanding had on contemporary views of Jews and their intellectual heritage. They demonstrate how the involvement of Christians in the production and dissemination of Jewish books played a role in the shaping of the intellectual life of Jews and Christians. Contributors are: Michela Andreatta, Andrew Berns, Theodor Dunkelgrün, Federica Francesconi, Anthony Grafton Alessandro Guetta, William Horbury, Yosef Kaplan, Scott Mandelbrote, Piet van Boxel, Joanna Weinberg Benjamin Williams"--|
Part I. Manuscript, print and the Jewish Bible. 1. The letter of Aristeas: three phases in the readership of a Jewish text / Scott Mandelbrote -- 2. Antonio Brucioli and the Jewish Italian versions of the Bible / Alessandro Guetta -- Part 2. Censorship and the regulation of readers -- 3. Hebrew books and censorship in sixteenth-century Italy / Piet van Boxel -- 4. Illustrious rabbis facing the Italian Inquisition: accommodating censorship in seventeenth-century Italy / Federica Francesconi -- Part III. Jewish texts in Christian hands. 5. Petrus Galatinus and Jean Thenaud on the Talmud and the Toledot Yeshu / WilliamHorbury -- 6. Crossroads in Hebraism: Johann Buxtorf gives a Hebrew lesson to Philippe Duplessis-Mornay / Joanna Weinberg -- 7. 'Pandects of the Jews': a French, Swiss and Italian prelude to John Selden / Anthony Grafton -- Part 4. Antiquarianism and the expansion of knowledge. 8. Ulisse Aldrovandi and the role of Hebrew in natural philosophy in early modern Italy / Andrew D. Berns -- 9. The humanist discovery of Hebrew epistolography / Theodor Dunkelgriin -- 10. Collecting Hebrew Epitaphs in the early modern age: the Christian Hebraist as antiquarian / Michela Andreatta -- Part 5. The multiplicity of texts and the multiplicity of readers -- 11. More than one way to read a Midrash: the Bodleian copy of Bamberg's Midrash Rabbah / Benjamin Williams -- 12. Spanish readings of Amsterdam's seventeenth-century Sephardim / Yosef Kaplan
|Item Description:||Aus dem Vorwort: "This book is the result of the European Seminar on Advanced Judaic Studies held at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies from January to June 2010"|
Includes bibliographical references and index