About the lecture
One of the most famous Jewish humanists who spent the majority of his life in Italy is originally from Neustadt an der Aisch: Elijahu ha-Levi Ashkenazi (around 1470 – 1549), Latinised Elias Levita, lived in Rome in the household of the Cardinal Viterbo, was active in Venice, one of the centers of Hebrew book printing, founded Germany's first Hebrew printing shop in Isny in the Allgäu region together with the reformer Paul Fagius.
Two letters written in his own hand have recently been identified among the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, offering an occasion to shed a new light on the life and times of Elias Levita.
|15 May 2018, 18:30
|Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Friedrich-von-Gärtner-Saal, 1st floor
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
|Underground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 150/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität
Bus line 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
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|Admission is free.