Jewish books and their readers : aspects of the intellectual life of Christians and Jews in early modern Europe / edited by Scott Mandelbrote, Joanna Weinberg.

Boston : Brill, 2016.
Brill's series in church history and religious culture ; v. 75.
Brill's series in church history and religious culture, 1572-4107 ; volume 75
x, 384 pages ; 25 cm.
Jewish literature -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts -- 16th century.
Jewish literature -- Censorship -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Jewish literature -- Censorship -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Jews -- Europe -- Intellectual life.
Christians -- Europe -- Intellectual life.
Jews -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Ryan Ly and Family Endowed Collection Fund.
Mandelbrote, Scott, editor.
Weinberg, Joanna, editor.
Ryan Ly and Family Endowed Collection Fund.
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Online version: Jewish books and their readers.
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