Jews in Renaissance Florence

A bibliography of books, articles, and links related to Kaborycha’s lecture “The New Jerusalem: Florence, the Medici, and the Jews during the Renaissance.” These works concentrate specifically on the Jewish experience in Florence during the 15th century, prior to the creation of the Florentine ghetto.

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Beitchman, Philip. Alchemy of the word: Cabala of the Renaissance, Albany : State University of New York Press, 1998.

Bowd, Stephen. An annotated list of Italian Renaissance humanists, their writings about Jews, and involvement in Hebrew studies, ca. 1440-ca.1540, Edinburgh DataShare, University of Edinburgh, 2016

La Cultura ebraica all’epoca di Lorenzo il Magnifico, ed. Bemporad and Zatelli, Firenze : L.S. Olschki, 1998.

Blau, Joseph Leon. The Christian Interpretation of the Cabala in the Renaissance, New York: Columbia University, 1944.

Bonfil, Robert. Jewish life in Renaissance Italy, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

Cassuto, Umberto. Gli ebrei a Firenze nell’età del Rinascimento. Firenze, Tip. Galletti e Cocci, 1918.

Jewish culture in early modern Europe: essays in honor of David B. Ruderman, edited by Richard I. Cohen, Natalie B. Dohrmann, Adam Shear, and Elchanan Reiner.  Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.

Fantozzi Micali, Osanna. La segregazione urbana: ghetti e quartieri ebraici in Toscana: Firenze, Siena, Pisa, Livorno Firenze : Alinea, 1995.

Fubini, R. ‘L’ebraismo nei riflessi della cultura umanistica. Leonardo Bruni, Giannozzo Manetti, Annio da Viterbo’, Medioevo e Rinascimento, 2 (1988): 283-324

Giovanni Pico e la cabbala, ed. Lelli, Convegno internazionale su “Giovanni Pico e la cabbala,” Firenze: Leo S. Olschki editore, 2014.

Luzzati, Michele. La Casa dell’Ebreo: saggi sugli Ebrei a Pisa e in Toscana nel Medioevo e nel Rinascimento, Pisa: Nistri-Lischi, 1985.

Luzzati, Michele and Carlo Galasso, “Primi appunti su Girolamo Savonarola e gli ebrei dello stato fiorentino,” in Studi Savonaroliani, ed. Gian Carlo Garfagnini, Florence, 1996, pp. 35-41.

Metzger, Thérèse and Mendel.  Jewish Life in the Middle Ages: illuminated Hebrew manuscripts of the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, 1982.

Milano, Attilio. Storia degli ebrei in Italia, Torino: Einaudi, 1963.

Owen Hughes, Diane. “Distinguishing Signs: Ear-Rings, Jews and Franciscan Rhetoric in the Italian Renaissance City,” in Past & Present, No. 112 (Aug., 1986), pp. 3-59.

Poliakov, Leon.  Jewish Bankers and the Holy See: From the Thirteenth to the Seventeenth Century, London ; Boston : Routledge & K. Paul, 1977.

Roth, Cecil. The Jews in the Renaissance. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1959. [1st ed]

Ruderman, David B. Early modern Jewry : a new cultural history, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Cultural intermediaries: Jewish intellectuals in early modern Italy, ed. Ruderman, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Salvadori, Roberto G. Gli ebrei di Firenze: dalle origini ai giorni nostri, Firenze: Giuntina, 2000.

 Shatzmiller, Joseph. Cultural exchange: Jews, Christians, and art in the medieval  marketplace, Princeton: Princeton University Press,  2013.

Shulvass, Moses A., The Jews in the world of the Renaissance. Leiden, Brill, 1973.

Shulvass, Moses A. Jewish population in renaissance Italy, New York : Conference on Jewish Relations, 1951.

Sparti, Barbara. Jewish dancing-masters and “Jewish dance” in Renaissance Italy (Guglielmo Ebreo and beyond), in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review 20,1-2 (2000) pp. 11-23.

 Hebraic aspects of the Renaissance: sources and encounters, edited by Ilana Zinguer, Abraham Melamed, and Zur Shalev.  Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2011.

 Christian Hebraism: the study of Jewish culture by Christian scholars in medieval and early modern times, Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Library, 1988.

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