A Hebrew manuscript in the Parma Palatinate Library, produced in the fourteenth century, probably in Provence, contains adaptations from Latin/Romance texts, including two that originate in the Christian crusading tradition. These two sections consist mainly of historical and geographical data relating to the Levant. The Hebrew adaptations, although selective, are religiously neutral, reflecting the redactor's keen interest in the history and geography of the Orient and his willingness to absorb information about it from Christian sources.
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- Jewish-Christian relations and exchanges
- Latin/Romance-into-Hebrew translations
- medieval Jewish culture
- medieval Jewish historiography
- medieval Western acquaintance with Islam
- medieval descriptions of Egypt
- medieval geographical knowledge