Author: Ariel Toaff

ARIEL TOAFF is a professor of Medieval and Renaissance History at Bar Ilan University in Israel. Among his works are The Jews in Medieval Assisi 1305-1487: A social and economic history of a small Jewish community (1979); Il vino e la carne. Una comunità ebraica nel Medioevo (Wine and Meat. A Jewish Community in the Middle Ages, 1989); Mostri giudei. L’immaginario ebraico dal Medioevo alla prima età moderna(“Jewish Monsters. The Jewish Imaginary from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Era”, 1996); and Mangiare alla giudia. La cucina ebraica in Italia dal Rinascimento all’età moderna (Eating Jewish style. Jewish Cooking in Italy from the Renaissance to the Modern Age, 2000), many translated into various languages. The Renegade is his first work of fiction.


In the Footprints of Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose – sold at auction Rabbis from North Africa Leghorn and Pisa had always seen many. In the Napoleonic period and at the beginning of the nineteenth century there was a real invasion. They all generally wore a black cloak […]

The Renegade