Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

1985

Publication Source

The Sixteenth Century Journal

Volume

16

Issue

1

Start Page

147

Last Page

148

DOI

10.2307/2540945

Abstract

Published as early as 1475-76, Judah Messer Leon's Hebrew rhetorical handbook, The Book of the Honeycomb's Flow, is clearly one of the most notable examples of the interaction between the Italian Renaissance and Jewish culture. Messer Leon, an accomplished physician, Aristotelian scholar, and rabbinic luminary, lived in a number of cities in north-central Italy during the second half of the fifteenth century. Having already composed Hebrew educational treatises on grammar and logic, he now introduced to his students the third part of the medieval trivium, the study of rhetoric, and placed it squarely at the center of his novel curriculum of Jewish studies.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 1985 The Sixteenth Century Journal, reproduced with permission.

Comments

At the time of this publication, Dr. Ruderman was affiliated with Yale University, but he is now a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Date Posted: 25 August 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.