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Title: Orientalism, Aramaic and Kabbalah in the Catholic Reformation
Subtitle: The First Printing of the Syriac New Testament
Written By: Robert J. Wilkinson
Series Title: Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, 137

Focusing upon the extraordinary circumstances of the production of the
editio princeps of the Syriac New Testament in 1555 and establishing
a reliable history of that edition, this book offers an new account of the
origin of Syriac studies in Europe and a fresh evaluation of Catholic
Orientalism in the sixteenth century. The reception of Syriac into the West
is shown to have been characterised, under the influence of Egidio da
Viterbo and Postel, by a Christian Kabbalistic world-view which also
determined the reception of other Oriental languages.
The companion volume The Kabbalistic Scholars of the Antwerp
Polyglot Bible exhibits the continuing influence of Christian
Kabbalism on later editions.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Syriac, Classical
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 900416250X
ISBN-13: 9789004162501
Pages: 250
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00
U.S. $ 129.00