Giuseppe M. CùscitoUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint David | TUC · Institute of Education and Humanities
Giuseppe M. Cùscito
History of Jewish astronomy and cosmology.
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Former Web Designer, I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages and Cultures (specialising in Hebrew and Aramaic), a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies, and a Doctorate in History of Religions. I specialise in the history of Jewish thougth and the ties between esotericism, pseudohistory, and conspiracy theories in the contemporary discourse. In both fields, I like to explore the boundaries between science and non-scientific thought. I am currently working on a history of Jewish cosmologies.
October 2004 - November 2007
When compared to any other text dealing with the micro-macrocosm correspondence, whether Jewish or non-Jewish, the Sefer Yexirah seems to stand out: although it presents a set of correspondences between the celestial bodies and the human body, the sequence it proposes strongly differs from any other treatise dealing with such an association. A hyp...
Barayta de-Mazzalot is a short compendium of astronomy and astrology written in Hebrew, presumably in a Byzantine milieu in the twelfth century or earlier. The text, which appears here in its ﬁrst translation, shows connections with the Barayta de-Šemu’el, the Sefer Yetsirah, and the Pirqe de-Rabbi Eli‘ezer and presents the measurements of the seve...
Nel Sefer ḥaḵmônî di Šabbeṯay Donnolo si descrive un drago celeste chiamato tly. Esso possiede le caratteristiche del drago che, nell’astrologia medioevale, era ritenuto responsabile delle eclissi, della costellazione del Drago e della Via Lattea. La fusione di questi oggetti celesti è presente già nelle uniche due fonti citate da Donnolo, ossia il...
Breve presentazione della figura del medico e astronomo ebreo Shabbetay Donnolo, vissuto nell'Italia meridionale bizantina del X secolo.