La République des Lettres

Rabbins, écrivains et médecins juifs en Italie au XVIIIe siècle


This volume is a reference book on more than a thousand Jewish writers—rabbis, physicians and laymen—active in 18th-century Italy.
Each author has a biographical notice, followed by a list of his printed works and manuscripts, their location in the major international judaica collections and a bibliography of the relevant secondary sources. The book is illustrated with more than forty portraits of authors and includes rich analytical and thematic indexes.
This work is intended to be a fundamental instrument for scholars interested in the Jewish Italian Enlightenment. It allows us to address, from a sociological and quantitative perspective, questions such as: what did Italian Jews write about?, for whom?, where?, in which language?
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Biographical Note

Asher Salah, Ph.D. (2004) in Hebrew Literature, INALCO, Paris, is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and History at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. He has published extensively on Italian Jewish literature of the 18th century.

Table of contents

1. Préface
2. Dictionnaire bio-bibliographique des auteurs et médecins
juifs en Italie au XVIIIe siècle
3. Bibliographie
4. Appendices
5. Index


All those interested in Enlightenment and 18th-century intellectual history, Jewish history, Hebrew literature, Italian literature, history of medicine, as well as prosopographists, bibliographs, philologists, and semitists.


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