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The Resource A Jew at the Medici Court : the letters of Benedetto Blanis hebreo (1615-1621), Edward Goldberg, (electronic resource)

A Jew at the Medici Court : the letters of Benedetto Blanis hebreo (1615-1621), Edward Goldberg, (electronic resource)

Label
A Jew at the Medici Court : the letters of Benedetto Blanis hebreo (1615-1621)
Title
A Jew at the Medici Court
Title remainder
the letters of Benedetto Blanis hebreo (1615-1621)
Statement of responsibility
Edward Goldberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • heb
  • lat
  • ita
Summary
"Edward Goldberg shares his sensational discovery of the largest body of surviving correspondence from any Jew in Early Modern Europe. Over the course of six years, Benedetto Blanis - a scholar and entrepreneur in the Florentine Ghetto - wrote nearly 200 letters to his princely patron Don Giovanni dei Medici. For the first time, these letters are available in a definitive critical edition - with full transcriptions in the original Italian, English language summaries, and explanatory notes. This book is a companion volume to Jews and Magic in Medici Florence, in which Goldberg narrates Blanis's startling rise and fall. Readers can now take a step closer and hear Blanis's compelling story in his own words - tracing his fraught relations with Jews and Christians, his desperate (and often illegal) business schemes, his disastrous strategies for advancement at the Medici Court, and his pursuit of arcane knowledge, including astrology, alchemy, and Kabbalah."--Pub. desc
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
approximately 1580-1647
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blanis, Benedetto
Dewey number
945/.5107092
Index
index present
Language note
Letters in Italian with some text in Hebrew and Latin. Introduction, note to readers, and summaries in English
Literary form
letters
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldberg, Edward L.
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blanis, Benedetto
  • Medici, Giovanni de'
  • Jews
  • Librarians
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italie)
Label
A Jew at the Medici Court : the letters of Benedetto Blanis hebreo (1615-1621), Edward Goldberg, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-316) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : the Blanis letters -- A note to readers -- The Blanis letters : a critical edition
Control code
ocn785803066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442698017
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785803066
Label
A Jew at the Medici Court : the letters of Benedetto Blanis hebreo (1615-1621), Edward Goldberg, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-316) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : the Blanis letters -- A note to readers -- The Blanis letters : a critical edition
Control code
ocn785803066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442698017
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785803066

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