a website dedicated
to the work of
ROMANO, JEWISH POET OF ROME
c.1261 – c.1332"
The poet of the Machberot
[“Conversation Pieces”], the author of Ha-Tofet
ve-ha-Eden [“Hell and Heaven”] and an accomplished sonneteer in both Hebrew
and Italian. His work is "unrivalled for its hilarious
word-play and agile manipulations of the Hebrew language".
This site is part
of a developing programme of work on Immanuello Romano, and on the interaction
between Jewish, Arabic and Christian poetics in the Middle
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My researches into Immanuello Romano were partly
by a Millennium Award through the Jewish Music Institute of London
Last updated 11.i.03 / 26.x.09