“The Hebrew Aljamiado Versions of Ms. Parma 2666 and Their Cultural Significance: Danza de la muerte, Visión delectable.”

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation


Both the Visión and the Danza like other of the works copied in Ms Parma 2666 reveal an individualized and intimate experience with the Divine or its representative-- the Visión offers a road map for the self-reflexively turning inward to know oneself and by extension the Divine and the Danza imagines the soul’s final encounter with God’s representative, that also entails a reckoning of the individual’s works on earth. Both reflect aspects of Jewish and Christian cosmologies and traditions, the Active Intellect and the Final Judgement, for example. While images of this world and its symbols—sins, comforts, important thinkers, important texts—are vividly described and cited in both works, the Prime Mover or the Divine that is presumably the goal or destiny of both, is quite vague—one could say even absent.
PeriodFeb 22 2018
Held atUniversity of California Los Angeles, United States, California


  • Jewish History
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Spanish Literature
  • Medieval
  • Religious Studies
  • aljamiado