Benjamin of Tudela, Spanish explorer

  title={Benjamin of Tudela, Spanish explorer},
  author={Zur Shalev},
  journal={Mediterranean Historical Review},
  pages={17 - 33}
  • Zur Shalev
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Mediterranean Historical Review
The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela, written in the late twelfth century, has long been recognized as a unique source for both Jewish and Mediterranean history. This paper attempts to shift the focus to the text and its history, and examine the process of its translation and reception in early modern Europe. I focus on the first Latin translation (Antwerp, 1575), prepared by the Spanish biblical scholar Benito Arias Montano. In his dedication and preface, Montano presents Benjamin as an eminent… Expand
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