Tales of Three Texts, a lecture by Professor Y. Tzvi Langermann.

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:15pm, Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion.

Tales of Three Texts: The Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew Medical Texts in UPenn Ms. Codex 1649

codex1649b_300Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies-Herbert D. Katz Center Fellowship in Jewish Manuscript Studies and the David B. Ruderman Distinguished Fellowship Lecture

Professor Y. Tzvi Langermann, from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, will present his latest research on one of Penn Libraries’ recent acquisitions: a 15th-century medical miscellany (UPenn Ms. Codex 1649). Produced in Sicily, the manuscript contains texts written in Judaeo-Arabic, Hebrew, and Arabic, making it a fascinating witness to the cross-fertilization of ideas across borders and cultures in the history of medicine in the late Middle Ages. Presented in association with the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and the Jewish Studies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences.

This event is open to the public. For more information and to register for free, go to: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/three_texts.html

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

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