Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Italia Judaica Jubilee Conference

Leiden: Brill, 2013. First edition. Octavo. xiii, (1), 266pp. Indices. Text in English with some Hebrew. Decorative brown boards, lettered in white, with purple headband. Illustrated with 12 text figures. A fine, as new copy.

"This volume contains the proceedings of the Italia Judaica Jubilee Conference, held at Tel Aviv University 3-5 January, 2010, on the occasion of the jubilee celebration of outstanding scholarship on the history of Italian Jewry. Established in 1960 by Professor Shlomo Simonsohn and scholars from Israel and other countries, the Italia Judaica Project has sponsored documentation and research and organized international conferences, including some as part of the Israeli-Italian cultural agreement.

"The conference records the success of the project, exploring a broad range of topics related to the culture and history of the Jews in Italy in the Middle Ages and early modern times, such as: Jewish community, economy, literature, medicine and science, and the Arts. This volume contains nineteen of the twenty-seven lectures presented at the conference, including such topics as “International Trade and Italian Jews at the Turn of the Middle Ages,” “The Angevins of Naples and the Jews,” and “Dante and the Literary Identity of Jews in Italy.”

"The conference was organized by the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Centre at Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with the Fred W. Lessing Institute for European History and Civilization, the Cymbalista Jewish Heritage Centre, the Faculty of Jewish Studies and the Golda and Israel Koschitzky Department of Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University, and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura." (Publisher)

Contents: List of Contributors; List of Illustrations; Opening Remarks; The Escape from Vasto, Complaints of a 15th-Century Rabbi; Fortune and Providence: A Paradigm in Isaac Abravanel's Encounter With Renaissance Culture; Jews and the Grain, Oil and Wine Trades in 15th- and 16th-Century Apulia; Jewish Book Collection and Patronage in Renaissance Italy; Joseph Ha-Cohen and His Negative Attitude Toward R. Meir Katzenellenbogen (Maharam Padova); Re-creating Creation in the Early Italian Yozer: Between Tradition and Innovation; The Type of Community Minute Books-Some Preliminary Conclusions.; Again on the Mobility of Italian Jews Between the Middle Ages and the RenaissanceTowards Jewish Emancipation in the Grand-Duchy of Tuscany: The Case of Pitigliano Through the Emblematic Figure of David Consiglio; The Material Context of 15th-Century Hebrew Florentine Manuscripts: A Source of Information on Production, Ownership and Control of Hebrew Books in Their Christian Environment; Italy, the "Breadbasket" of Hebrew Manuscripts; Rhymes To Sing and Rhymes To Hang Up: Some Remarks on a Lampoon in Yiddish By Elye Bokher (Venice 1514).; A Matter of Quotation: Dante and the Literary Identity of Jews in ItalyFrom Sicily to Rome: The Cultural Route of Michele Zumat, Physician and Rabbi in the 16th Century; The Angevins of Naples and the Jews; International Trade and Italian Jews at the Turn of the Middle Ages; The Conservation of History: The Archives of the Jewish Communities in the Veneto; The Jewish Presence in Sicily as Reflected in Medieval Sicilian Historiography; Index of Names; Index of Geographical Terms.

Volume 48 in the "Brill Series in Jewish Studies" Item #52010
ISBN: 9789004243316

Price: $150.00

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