Four Short Kabbalistic Treatises: Ašer ben David, Peruš Šem ha-Meforaš; Isaac ben Jacob ha-Kohen, ‘Inyan Gadol; two Commentaries on the Ten Sefirot, edited by Saverio Campanini
("The Kabbalistic Library of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola," No. 6; Giulio Busi, General Editor), Castiglione delle Stiviere 2019, 188 pages,
In 1486 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola charged Flavius Mithridates, alias Raimundo Moncada, a converted Jew of Sicilian provenance, with the task of translating from Hebrew into Latin a whole kabbalistic library, encompassing most of the Jewish mystical works then available. Mithridates spent months, if not for years, filling thousands of folio pages. When Pico died in 1494, the manuscripts with the translations came to the Vatican Library in Rome, where they have remained almost untouched till today. The entire kabbalistic library of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola is now being published in monographic volumes. The series is a joint project carried out by the Institut für Judaistik of the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento (Firenze, Italy). It aims to bring to light the real contents of a central undertaking of the Renaissance that has been inaccessible for centuries. The four short Kabbalistic Treatises gathered here bear the following editorial titles: "Commentary on the Tetragram (Peruš Šem ha-Meforaš)" by Ašer ben David, the "Great Mystery (‘Inyan Gadol)" attributed to Isaac ha-Kohen of Soria, a longer "Commentary on the Ten Sefirot (Peruš ‘al ‘Eser Sefirot I)" and a shorter "Commentary on the same topic (Peruš ‘al ‘Eser Sefirot II)." The latter, due to its laconic style and its structure, would also deserve the title of "Table of Symbolic Equivalence to the Ten Sefirot."
La Libia amara del generale Giuseppe Tellera
Lettere e testimonianze inedite
a cura di Maria Simonetta Bondoni Pastorio
con testi di Giulio Busi, Armando Rati, Angelo Del Boca, Francesco Donati, Mauro Sabiani, Gianna Tellera, Aldo Bertolani, Alfredo Chistoni.
Castiglione delle Stiviere, FPBP, 2012, pagg. 192, 34 ill., € 28,00
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Orientalista e Viaggiatore. Henry Dunant a Castiglione delle Stiviere
a cura di Maria Simonetta Bondoni Pastorio e Giulio Busi
Castiglione delle Stiviere, FPBP, 2010, pagg. 95, € 18
“La biblioteca del Palazzo, 1”