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Jews, the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation


  1. Overview
    1. Overview- Jews, the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation
  2. Primary sources
    1. Cum Nimis Absurdum (Bull establishing the Roman ghetto in 1555), translated by Kenneth Stow, in Stow, Catholic Thought and Papal Jewry Policy 1555-1593 (New York- JTS, 1977), 294-298.
  3. Secondary sources
    1. Ben-Sasson, Haim Hillel. “Jews and Christian Sectarians- Existential Similarity and Dialectical Tensions in Sixteenth-Century Moravia and Poland-Lithuania,” Viator 4 (1973), 369-385.
    2. Ben-Sasson, Haim Hillel. “The Reformation in Contemporary Jewish Eyes,” Proceedings of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities 4, Jerusalem 1971, 239-327.
    3. Bodian, Miriam. “In the Cross-Currents of the Reformation- Crypto-Jewish Martyrs of the Inquisition 1570-1670.” Past & Present, no. 176 (2002)- 66-104.
    4. Bodian, Miriam. “Christianity and Judaism,” in The Cambridge History of Christianity. Vol. 6, Re-Formation and Expansion.
    5. Burnett, Stephen G. “Distorted Mirrors- Antonius Margaritha, Johann Buxtorff and Christian Enthographies of the Jews.” Sixteenth Century Journal 25, no. 2 (1994)- 275-287.
    6. Rosenthal, Judah M. “Marcin Czechowic and Jacob of Belzyce Arian-Jewish Encounters in Sixteenth-Century Poland.” Proceedings of American Academy for Jewish Research 34 (1966)- 77-97.
    7. Stow, Kenneth R. “Conversion, Christian Hebraism, and Hebrew Prayer in the Sixteenth Century.” Hebrew Union College Annual 47 (1976)- 217-236
    8. Stow, Kenneth R. “Church, Conversion, and Tradition- The Problem of Jewish Conversion in Sixteenth Century Italy.” Dimensioni e Problemi della Ricerca Storica, no. 2 (1996)- 25-34.
    9. Stow, Kenneth R. “The Papacy and the Jews- Catholic Reformation and Beyond.” Jewish History 6, no. 1-2 (1992)- 257-279.
    10. Teter, Magdalena. “Jewish Conversions to Catholicism in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.” Jewish History 17, no. 3 (2003)- 257-283.
    11. Roth, Cecil, ed. The Ritual Murder Libel and the Jew. London,- The Woburn press, 1935.
  4. Images
    1. Edict Ordering the Confiscation and Burning of the Talmud, Venice, 1553.
    2. Kabbala Denudata, Sulzbach- Abraham Lichtenthaler, 1677, B (NS)K115, Frontispiece and fig. 12.
    3. Philologus Hebraeo-Mixtus, Johannes Leusden, Utrecht, 1663, BS1110.L44, Page 279 – Hoshaana Rabba.
    4. Portae Lucis (Shaarei Orah), Abraham Joseph Gikatilla (Translated by Paulus Ricius), Augsburg- Johann Miller, 1516, RB424-16, Title page.
    5. Sefer Yezirah (Liber Iezirah), Amsterdam- Joanne Stephano Rittangelio, 1642, Hebrew text, with Latin translation and commentary, BM525.A4 1642, Title page.
    6. Address to Pope Benedict XIV, Rome, 1751, MS 3668, Fol. 1r.

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