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The Amazing Adventures of a Hebrew Manuscript from Medieval England
Publication date: Nov 19, 2013 11:01:21 AM
Start: Nov 21, 2013 6:00:00 PM
Lecture in conjunction with the Jewish Historical Society of England
Theodor Dunkelgrün, University of Cambridge
Thursday November 21st
Hebrew manuscripts produced in medieval England have been attracting increasing scholarly attention. From the groundbreaking work of Cecil Roth and Raphael Loewe to recent scholarship by Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and others, scholars have both shed light on Hebrew manuscripts written by Jews before the expulsion of 1290 and revealed the persistence of Hebraic studies in post-expulsion England. In this lecture, we will trace the extraordinary story of one Hebrew manuscript written in pre-expulsion England. Who wrote it? Who owned it? Who stole it? Who tried to describe it? The history of its transmission and of attempts to decode it will open windows onto a vociferous debate about the authenticity of the Hebrew Bible in Renaissance Europe and onto the emergence of codicology and paleography as modern scholarly disciplines in the 19th century (and finally, its current location will be revealed!). Dr. Theodor Dunkelgrün is a post-doctoral research associate at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge and a College Research Associate at St John's College, Cambridge.
Reception from 6pm in the Garden Room, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building
Lecture 6.45pm Pearson lecture theatre (G22), Pearson Building (NE entrance)
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