Changing Minds: Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar

For the Public
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Professor Lelli will introduce the fascinating manuscript of Abraham Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol's 16th c geographical treatise, Iggeret orhot ʻolam (LJS 499; 1524) the first modern Hebrew work on geography with a special interest in the Jewish dispersion, and also the first Hebrew writing that mentions the New World. 


Fabrizio Lelli

Fabrizio Lelli

Università del Salento (Lecce)

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This lecture is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.