Another Renaissance

  • 13 November 2017
    Lecture by Shaul Bassi, professor of literature at Ca'Foscari University of Venice
    • 13 November 2017, 20:00

    The Ghetto of Venice was established in 1516, in a century connected to the greatest cultural and artistic era of Italian civilization, known as the Renaissance. Mainstream histories tend to tell the cultural history of the Ghetto and the general history if Italian culture as two separate events, but a closer look at the Jewish intellectuals who inhabited the Ghetto, such as Leon Modena, Simone Luzzatto, Sara Copio Sullam, suggest that they should be considered as part of a general narrative which also highlights the Jewish contribution to a cosmopolitan Renaissance.

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