Ponç Carbonell and the early franciscan reception of the Pugio fidei

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Ramon Marti's Pugio fidei (Dagger of Faith, ca. 1280) is beyond any doubt a hallmark in the history of Christian-Jewish polemic. Nonetheless, it has been claimed that the Catalan Dominican had hardly any influence on subsequent authors. This paper draws attention to the Franciscan Ponc Carbonell (ca. 1260-ca. 1337), an eminent Biblicist of the early 14th century, who is one of the first authors to quote the Pugio explicitly. In doing so, the paper also questions the traditional scholarly distinction between Dominican mission on the one hand and Franciscan Hebraism on the other. © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-585
JournalMedieval Encounters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Anti-Jewish polemic
  • Christian Hebraism
  • Exegesis
  • Hebraica veritas
  • Ponç Carbonell
  • Ramon Martí


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