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In the Tracks of Josephus: Reading Jewish History and Belief in the Early Modern Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds, 1492-1687

Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room
Mon., Mar. 20, 2017, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

In the Tracks of Josephus: Reading Jewish History and Belief in the Early Modern Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds, 1492-1687

Houghton Library-Medieval Studies Lecture in Early Book History

In the Tracks of Josephus: Reading Jewish History and Belief in the Early Modern Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds, 1492-1687

The early modern reception of the writings of Flavius Josephus (37-100 CE) opens up multiple perspectives on Christian-Jewish relations in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking worlds. Using Harvard’s collection of Spanish translations of Josephus produced between 1492 and 1687, this lecture explores the ways in which books and readers defined and transgressed the boundaries between Jews and Christians in the early modern period.

Coffee and tea will be served before the lecture.

Gazette Classification: Lecture
Organization/Sponsor: Co-sponsored by the Houghton Library and the Committee on Medieval Studies.
Speaker(s): Julian Weiss, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Spanish, King’s College London
More infomedieval.fas.harvard.edu…

Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 17:30