Orientalism, Aramaic, and Kabbalah in the Catholic Reformation: The First Printing of the Syriac New Testament
Focusing upon the extraordinary circumstances of the production of the "editio princeps" of the Syriac New Testament in 1555 and establishing a reliable history of that edition, this book offers an new account of the origin of Syriac studies in Europe and a fresh evaluation of Catholic Orientalism in the sixteenth century. The reception of Syriac into the West is shown to have been characterised, under the influence of Egidio da Viterbo and Postel, by a Christian Kabbalistic world-view which also determined the reception of other Oriental languages. The companion volume "The Kabbalistic Scholars of the Antwerp Polyglot Bible" exhibits the continuing influence of Christian Kabbalism on later editions.
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Ànd Angelic Pope annotations Antwerp Polyglot Arabic Arabica Aramaic Armenian Àrst Basle Bible Bibliothèque d’Humanisme Bobzin Boderie Bomberg Cardinal Catholic Cervini Chaldaean Christian Church copy d’Humanisme et Renaissance dedicated Dedicatio discussed editio princeps edition Egidio da Viterbo Elias Elias Levita Ethiopic Ferdinand Fifth Lateran Council François Galatinus Giles of Viterbo Greek Guillaume Postel Guy Lefèvre Hebraica Hebrew inÁuence interest Introductio Jesuits Jewish Jews Johann Albrecht Kabbalah Kabbale Kabbalistes chrétiens kabbalistic Koran pg Kuntz language Latin letter Levi della Vida Levita Library lingua liturgical Lossen Maronite Masius Masius’s Moses’s Mother Joanna Müller mystical O’Malley Oriental Paris Patriarch Perles Postel pg prophetic Psalter quae reference Reformation Reuchlin Ricerche pg Rome Samaritan Scechina scholars script Secret Sephirotic siècle signiÀcance speciÀcally subsequent Sulaqa Syriac Gospels Syriac New Testament Syriac studies Talmud Tasfa Teseo Teseo Ambrogio tradition translation Vatican Vatican Library Venice Vienna Widmanstetter Widmanstetter pg Widmanstetter’s Zohar