Passione e purim

Autore: Alberto Castaldini
In: Storica. 46 • anno XVI, 2010
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Passion and purim
James George Frazer carried out in an early edition of The Golden Bough a comparative analysis of the Jewish tradition of Purim in relation to Christ’s crucifixion. Frazer’s essay, never published in Italian, has recently been re-proposed in a new edition by Andrea Damascelli together with an essay by the German art historian Edgar Wind on Aman’s crucifixion by Michelangelo in the Sis- tine Chapel. This article offers elements for a discussion of both Frazer’s and Damascelli’s work.