Alexander Fidora

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

In the midst of a turbulent trial against the Talmud in Paris, during the 1240s a group of Christian scholars set out to prepare a Latin translation of large parts of the Talmud, the so-called Extractions of the Talmud, which have come down to us in two versions. After publishing the first of these two versions in 2019, the LATTAL group, led by Alexander Fidora, has now completed the critical edition of the second version, based on the analysis and transcription of four medieval manuscripts. The longawaited edition and study of this monumental corpus is a landmark in the study of Christian-Jewish relations during the Middle Ages, as it was the basis for the final condemnation of Rabbinic Judaism in 1248.

As with the first version, this second edition is accompanied by an English introduction and comprehensive indexes. Altogether, the two volumes, which conclude the edition of the Latin Talmud, funded by the ERC and the MICINN, add up to more than 1,300 pages.

  • Reference
    Extractiones de Talmud per ordinem thematicum, ed. by Ulisse Cecini, Óscar de la Cruz, Alexander Fidora and Isaac Lampurlanés Farré, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis 291A, Turnhout: Brepols, 2021, LIX + 442 pp.