11 March 2012, Stephen Bowd: “Jews in early modern travel literature”

The speaker will explore traveller accounts of Jews and their communities, mostly in Germany and Italy, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with a view to establishing whether the travel writing aided greater Christian understanding of Jews or, by making them ‘exotic’, simply strengthened their division.

Marian Oppenheim Hall, 4 Salisbury Road, 8pm

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