About this courseSkip About this course
No previous knowledge of Jewish history, intellectual history, or manuscript studies is required. Nevertheless, this course will be most interesting to advanced students of Jewish and Early Modern history, and those interested in censorship, Jewish life in Early Modern Italy, and biblical commentary. It also introduces a fascinating, freely browsable, Italian Jewish text in the collection of the University of Pennsylvania.
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- How manuscripts help a scholar to write intellectual history.
- The basics of a remarkable Mantuan Jewish manuscript containing a copy of Malkiel Ashkenazi’s Tavnit ha-mishkan, and its historical context.
- Some of the most important characteristics of early modern Jewish intellectual life.
- How to reconstruct text editions from the signs of editorial processes.
- A lecture in five parts delivered by Alessandro Guetta.
- Accompanying multiple-choice quizzes.
- Plus Discussion questions and bibliography to guide future inquiry.
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