JEWISH-CHRISTIAN POLEMICS IN EARLY MODERN ITALY

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Aharon Hayyim (Vita) VOLTERRA (d. 1763): Rosh amanah - A long polemical treatise

Manuscripts

The text of the disputation is extant in four manuscripts:

  1. Berlin, Staatsbibliothek (BERLIN Qu 678, eighteenth-century Italian type handwriting), 1r-95v

    The item is digitized.

  2. Jerusalem, National Library of Israel (JER NLI 803=38, nineteenth-twentieth-century Ashkenazi cursive type handwriting), 472 pages = a copy of Berlin Qu 678
  3. Milano, Bibliotheca Ambrosiana (MILAN X 143 Sup., eighteenth-century Italian type handwriting), 9r-15v, defective
  4. Oxford, Bodleian Library, (OX 2404 = Ox Opp. Add. Qu. 110, eighteenth-century Italian type handwriting), 68 dafs, defective, contains only the third part of the work.

Secondary Literature

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Research that enabled the preparation of this bibliography was sponsored by the Anniversary Fund of the National Bank of Austria (Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichischen Nationalbank, project number: 16099: "Jüdisch-christiliche Polemik: Akkulturation und Modernisierung")

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