The Talmud in Latin

In CCCM 291, Ulisse Cecini and Óscar L. de la Cruz Palma present the edition of the anonymous Extractiones de Talmud per ordinem sequentialem, the first substantial translation of hundreds of Talmudic passages from Hebrew and Aramaic into Latin (Paris in 1244/45). In 1239 Pope Gregory IX wrote to kings and bishops across Europe, urging them to seize and examine the manuscripts of the Talmud in their dominions. As a result, a trial against the Talmud took place in Paris in 1240. Though the Talmud went up in flames at the Place de la Grève in 1241/42, the controversy on the Talmud continued over the following years, since Gregory’s successor, Pope Innocent IV, called for a revision of its cond

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