Lecture by Alessandro Guetta, Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Thought at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales de Paris (INALCO), specialist in Jewish intellectual history in modern times, in particular the culture of Italian Jews from the 15th to the 19th century, based on his book Les Juifs d'Italie à la Renaissance, ed. Albin Michel, 2017.
Present since the time of the Roman Empire, the Jewish community in Italy has a rich history spanning several millennia. During the Renaissance, she fully participated in this wonderful cultural adventure that Alessandro Guetta brings to life through his book Les Juifs d’Italie à la Renaissance (ed. Albin Michel, 2017).
Biblical and Talmudic studies, philosophy and Kabbalah, but also linguistics, poetry and theatre, are experiencing an unparalleled effervescence, before and after the institution of ghettos.
For 150 years, the Jews of Italy have developed a culture that is both faithful to their tradition and open to the innovations of the time: in a word, a “modern” Jewish culture.
Organized with the association Dante Alighieri – Orléans, as part of the event
“1519-2019: 500 years of Renaissance(s) in the Centre-Val de Loire”.