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This front matter section of the book Orientalism, Aramaic and Kabbalah in the Catholic Reformation: The First Printing of the Syriac New Testament contains the table of contents and a list of plates. The book discusses the reception of Syriac and other Oriental languages in the West by Catholic Kabbalistic scholars. It evaluates Catholic Orientalism in the sixteenth century. The book explains kabbalistic context of Syriac studies and the Maronite delegation at the time of the fifth Lateran council. It also describes the contribution of Egidio da Viterbo, Guillaume Postel and Widmanstetter.

Keywords: Catholic Reformation; Kabbalah; Syriac New Testament



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