Legacy of Sepharad. The material and intellectual production of Late Medieval Sephardic Judaism. 2nd Part

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Salomón ben Isaac de Troyes (Rashi)This project takes as a focal point Judaism and its sacred text, and explores its role and impact in late medieval society at large. More specifically, we bring under analysis a wide range of concepts—the production of sacred texts as objects, the history of their cataloguing, preservation and recovery, the multiple and conflicting interpretations of their contents, their role as social agents that fostered coexistence or created exclusions, their impact in literature, their relationship with medieval science, and their relationship to Muslim and Christian Scriptures. The project also attempts to minimize fundamentalist readings of the sacred texts, bring about a greater understanding of the historical roots of modern intercultural conflict and ultimately, unveil hidden manuscript heritage in archives and libraries.