Description

Andreas Masius' 1574 polyglot edition of the book of Joshua with copious annotations and commentaries is a monument of Renaissance biblical scholarship. In an appendix - the text presented here - Masius recorded the Hebrew and Aramaic books he consulted in preparing his edition. In spite of the brevity of its descriptions, this bibliography has much to tell us about Christian readership of the Hebrew book in the 16th century. It reveals the depth, breadth, and sophistication of Masius' grasp of Jewish literature. It is a snapshot of his own library, but at the same time also a panorama of the flourishing Hebrew book in the early modern period. It was this flourishing, in Italy above all, that enabled Masius to begin to understand very different worlds of Jewish scholarship, and to put them to scholarly, and strikingly non-polemical, use.

Since the workshop, this material has been published in significantly expanded and revised form as Theodor Dunkelgrün, "The Hebrew Library of a Renaissance Humanist. Andreas Masius and the bibliography to his Iosuae Imperatoris Historia (1574) with a Latin edition and an annotated English translation", in Studia Rosenthaliana 42-43 (2010-11), 197-252.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • The bibliography to Andreas Masius’ edition, with commentaries, of the book of Joshua: Iosvae Imperatoris Historia, illustrata atq[ue] Explicata ab Andrea Masio (Antwerp: Christopher Plantin 1574)

Event Website

http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2009/

Start Date

25-8-2009 2:00 PM

Location

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University

 
Aug 25th, 2:00 PM

The Hebrew library of a Renaissance humanist: The bibliography to Andreas Masius' edition of the book of Joshua (Antwerp: Christopher Plantin 1574)

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University

Andreas Masius' 1574 polyglot edition of the book of Joshua with copious annotations and commentaries is a monument of Renaissance biblical scholarship. In an appendix - the text presented here - Masius recorded the Hebrew and Aramaic books he consulted in preparing his edition. In spite of the brevity of its descriptions, this bibliography has much to tell us about Christian readership of the Hebrew book in the 16th century. It reveals the depth, breadth, and sophistication of Masius' grasp of Jewish literature. It is a snapshot of his own library, but at the same time also a panorama of the flourishing Hebrew book in the early modern period. It was this flourishing, in Italy above all, that enabled Masius to begin to understand very different worlds of Jewish scholarship, and to put them to scholarly, and strikingly non-polemical, use.

Since the workshop, this material has been published in significantly expanded and revised form as Theodor Dunkelgrün, "The Hebrew Library of a Renaissance Humanist. Andreas Masius and the bibliography to his Iosuae Imperatoris Historia (1574) with a Latin edition and an annotated English translation", in Studia Rosenthaliana 42-43 (2010-11), 197-252.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • The bibliography to Andreas Masius’ edition, with commentaries, of the book of Joshua: Iosvae Imperatoris Historia, illustrata atq[ue] Explicata ab Andrea Masio (Antwerp: Christopher Plantin 1574)

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