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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1021: Flavius Josephus the Middle Ages

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Département d'Histoire, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Organiser:Richard M. Pollard, Département d'Histoire, l'Université du Québec à Montréal
Moderator/Chair:Constant J. Mews, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Paper 1021-aRescuing Josephus by Inventing Pseudo Hegesippus: As Told by Carolingian Manuscript Annotations
(Language: English)
Jean-Félix Aubé-Pronce, Département d'Histoire Université du Québec à Montréal
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1021-bThe Reception of Josephus in Peter Comestor's Historia Scholastica
(Language: English)
Sara Moscone, Institut für Historische Theologie Universität Bern
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Latin

Flavius Josephus (c. 37-100) was a prolific Jewish historian who wrote the history of his people in the Antiquities, and the story of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans, in which he participated. These works became extremely influential with Christian readers even before the Middle Ages, when their popularity and authority as historical and exegetical resources only grew. Nonetheless, studies of Josephus' vast medieval influence remain few and far between. This session, however, will unite the participants of two new research projects, based at UQAM and Universität Bern, who are now working to explore an exciting range of neglected questions: marginalia in manuscripts of Josephus, his importance for the Victorines, and his medieval Jewish reception.