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18:45 - 20:00 17 October 2013

Hebrew books cut to Christian size - censorship of Jewish Bible commentaries in 16th century Italy


Pearson lecture theatre | Pearson Building (link Map)
UCL, Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Piet van Boxel, Retired (formerly Hebraica and Judaica Curator, Bodleian Library)

Pope Julius III formally initiated ecclesiastical censorship in 1554, after the burning of the Talmud in Rome ordered by the Roman Inquisition. Dr Piet van Boxel (University of Oxford) charts this censorship and how a different approach to Hebrew books was launched during the Pontificate of Pope Gregory XIII (1572–1585).


Sara BenIsaac
+44 (0)2076793520 | ijs@ucl.ac.uk