Book launch: ‘Jewish Books in Christian Hands; Theology, Exegesis and Conversion under Gregory XIII (1572-1585)’ | University of Oxford

Book launch: ‘Jewish Books in Christian Hands; Theology, Exegesis and Conversion under Gregory XIII (1572-1585)’

Dr Piet Van Boxel, former Curator of Hebraica and Judaica Collections at the Bodleian Library
17:00 - 18:00
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG

The Weston Lecture Theatre, Blackwell Hall

Lectures and seminars
free
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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.