Rabbi Judah Moscato and the Jewish Intellectual World of Mantua in
the 16th-17th Centuries by Giuseppe Veltri and Gianfranco
Miletto (Studies in Jewish History and Culture: Brill
Academic) Judah ben Joseph Moscato (-1590) was one of the most
distinguished rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian-Jewish
Renaissance. This volume is a record of the proceedings of an
international conference, organized by the Institute of Jewish
Studies at Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), and Mantua's State Archives.
It consists of contributions on Moscato and the intellectual world
in Mantua during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis by Edward L. Goldberg (Toronto Italian Studies: University of Toronto Press) In the seventeenth century, Florence was the wealthy capital of the Medici Grand Dukedom of Tuscany. But amid all the affluence splendour, the Jews in its tiny Ghetto struggled to earn a living by any possible means, including loan-sharking and rag-picking. They were often regarded as a mysterious people gifted with rare supernatural powers. From their ranks arose Benedetto Blanis, a businessman and aspiring scholar from a distinguished Ghetto dynasty who sought to parlay his alleged mastery of astrology, alchemy, and Kabbalah into a grand position at the Medici Court. He gradually won the patronage of Don Giovanni dei Medici, a scion of the ruling family, and for six tumultuous years their lives were inextricably linked. More
Confusion can result from universities sharing similar names, . the University of York in the UK and York University in Canada, or Newcastle University in the UK and the University of Newcastle in Australia. In this case, the convention is to include a country abbreviation with the university's name. For example, 'York (Can.)' and 'York (UK)' or 'Newc (UK)' and 'Newc (Aus.) are commonly used to denote degrees conferred by these universities where the potential for confusion exists,  and institution names are given in this form in the Commonwealth Universities Yearbook.