Book Launch: Jewish books in Christian hands

10 October 2016 5.00pm 6.00pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Dr Piet Van Boxel, former Curator of Hebraica and Judaica Collections at the Bodleian Library



In this new book Dr Piet Van Boxel explores the multifarious ways that Hebrew books were read, analysed and judged by members of the highest echelons of the Roman Church. His recent publication Jewish Books in Christian Hands; Theology, Exegesis and Conversion under Gregory XIII (1572-1585) looks at Hebrew books, their owners and readers, focusing on seven manuscripts from the Vatican Library dating from 1578 to 1583, which provide the basic evidence for this study; the talk will work to unvravel the complex interrelation between these manuscripts.

This event launches the book, published by the Vatican Library in the series Studi e testi.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Free events
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