A Jew at the Medici Court : the letters of Benedetto Blanis hebreo (1615-1621) (eBook, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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A Jew at the Medici Court : the letters of Benedetto Blanis hebreo (1615-1621)

Author: Benedetto Blanis; Edward L Goldberg
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2011] ©2011
Series: Toronto Italian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Letter : Biography : ItalianView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondance
Named Person: Benedetto Blanis; Giovanni de' Medici; Benedetto Blanis; Giovanni de' Medici; Benedetto Blanis; Giovanni de' Medici
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benedetto Blanis; Edward L Goldberg
ISBN: 9781442698017 1442698012
OCLC Number: 785803066
Language Note: Letters in Italian with some text in Hebrew and Latin. Introduction, note to readers, and summaries in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 328 pages).
Contents: Introduction : the Blanis letters --
A note to readers --
The Blanis letters : a critical edition.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: Edward Goldberg.
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Abstract:

"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.

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