Piet Van Boxel, "The Index expurgatorius in Sixteenth Century Italy and Spain: a Counterproductive Tool against Heretics and Jews"


Piet van Boxel, Former Curator of Hebrew and Judaica, Bodleian Library Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford


In this lecture, Professor Piet Van Boxel will compare Latin and Hebrew expurgation and censorship in sixteenth-century Italy and Spain and will explore the inefficiency of ecclesiastical censorship and the various ways in which Jews and Protestants were able to protect their heritage.


This event is free and open to the public, no registration required. 

Date & Time
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 4:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 318, 170 St. George Street