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Giulio Busi was born in Bologna (Italy) in 1960. After having taught Hebrew at the Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice, he is now a Professor at the Freie Universität of Berlin, where he directs the Institute of Jewish Studies. At the beginning of the 1980’s his centers of interest were mainly medieval studies, particularly Hebrew grammar and booklore. In the following years his work expanded, focusing especially on Jewish symbols and Kabbalah, of which he analyzed historical development, literary values and aesthetic implications. He dedicated quite a number of studies to the history of the relationship between Jewish and Christian culture in Italy during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. He is the general editor of a series that aims to publish the entire kabbalistic library of the humanist Giovanni Pico della Mirandola.

Busi is the author of nearly one hundred scholarly publications, which include several books, many essays, and critical editions of Jewish texts. Since 2000, he has contributed a weekly column to the cultural supplement of the Italian economic daily, «Il Sole 24Ore».




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Giulio Busi

Lorenzo de’ Medici: Una vita da Magnifico

Milano, Mondadori, 2016

365 pages, several color plates


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