Immanuel of Rome (also known as Immanuel Romano, Manoello Giudeo, Immanuel ha’Romi) was a Jewish exegete, poet, and philosopher of the Italian Middle Ages. An exception in his time, Immanuel wrote both in Hebrew and in Italian. In Hebrew, he is the author of a staggering number of exegetical treatises, most of which remain unpublished. He also wrote a collection of twenty-eight prosimetra collectively called


[Compositions] which have only minimally been translated into English and Italian. In the Italian vernacular, Immanuel left a limited number of texts that overall align him with the so-called

poesia comico-realistica

(goliardic poetry), whose most famous representative was Cecco Angiolieri (1260-1312 ca).

We know very little about Immanuel’s life. He is believed to have

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Citation: Gelmi, Alberto. "Immanuel Romano". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 May 2024 [, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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