Rassegna iberistica
41 | 110 | 2018

Rassegna iberistica
41 | 110 | 2018

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Rassegna iberistica | 41 | 110 | 2018

A Hebrew Echo of Catullus’ Passer circa 1400?
The Question of Humanism in Late Medieval Hispano-Jewish Communities

Eleazar Gutwirth
University of Tel Aviv, Israel
gutwirth@post.tau.ac.il

DOI 10.30687/Ri/2037-6588/2018/110/001

Submitted 22 Jan 2018
Accepted 17 Apr 2018

Abstract

Against the background of a long standing tradition which sees the Hispano-Jewish culture of the late Middle Ages in terms of decline and isolationism, the article attempts to analyse – and argue for an echo of Catullus’ Carmina in – a Hebrew poem of the Catalano-Aragonese “guild of the poets”. It tries to contrast the unverified attributions of translations from the Latin or the putative existence of romance texts which have not been found with the close analogy of themes and motifs between the Hebrew and the Latin poem. It contextualises it in the frame of other cultural manifestations of close contacts between Jews and Christians as well as the rich evidence of the archival documents of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Keywords
Spanish Humanism. Hebrew poetry in Spain. Hispano-Jewish culture. Jewish-Christian relations. Catullus’ fortuna.

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Gutwirth Eleazar

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A Hebrew Echo of Catullus’ Passer circa 1400?

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/Ri/2037-6588/2018/110/001

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Against the background of a long standing tradition which sees the Hispano-Jewish culture of the late Middle Ages in terms of decline and isolationism, the article attempts to analyse – and argue for an echo of Catullus’ Carmina in – a Hebrew poem of the Catalano-Aragonese “guild of the poets”. It tries to contrast the unverified attributions of translations from the Latin or the putative existence of romance texts which have not been found with the close analogy of themes and motifs between the Hebrew and the Latin poem. It contextualises it in the frame of other cultural manifestations of close contacts between Jews and Christians as well as the rich evidence of the archival documents of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

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Rassegna iberistica

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Vol. 41 | Num. 110 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-11

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2018-01-22

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2018-04-17

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0392-4777

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2037-6588

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Spanish Humanism

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Hebrew poetry in Spain

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Hispano-Jewish culture

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Jewish-Christian relations

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Catullus’ fortuna

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