BERNHEIMER, Carlo

BERNHEIMER, Carlo. Livorno 1877 — 1966. Italian (Jewish) Indologist and Palaeographist. From Leghorn, studies at Bologna (Pullé), graduated 1896/97. Taught from 1906 as Docent of Sanskrit at University of Bologna, also taught palaeography, dismissed in 1938 because of Fascist racial laws. In 1918 living in Leghorn. Stopped publication after the heavy criticism of Jacobi (in ZDMG) and later apparently left Indology. Instead, he turned to Hebrew in 1913.

Publications: “Note vediche”, GSAI 15, 1902, 151-167; “Über die vakrokti. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der indischen Poetik”, ZDMG 63, 1909, 797–821 (further, in response to Jacobi, in 64, 1910, 586-590 & 65, 1911, 308-311).

Piccola grammatica vedica compilata per uso delle scuole italiane. Firenze 1905.

Il Sûryaçatakam di Mayûra. Introduzione, Traduzione e Note. Livorno 1905.

Paleografia ebraica. 19+423 p. 30 pl. Firenze 1924; catalogues of Hebrew mss. in Leghorn (1915) Ambrosiana (Milano, 1933) and Modena (1960).

Sources: Gli studi orientali 1861-1911; Franci 1991, 210f.; www.virtualjudaica.com/Item/24125; www.sapere.it/enciclo­pedia; http://www.orientaliadomenicana.it/carlo-bernheimer/. Not in the D.B.I.

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