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From Spain to Sarajevo: Tracing the Sarajevo Haggadah's Remarkable Odyssey
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From Spain to Sarajevo: Tracing the Sarajevo Haggadah's Remarkable Odyssey

In this special episode, I delve into the captivating world of the Sarajevo Haggadah, one of the world's rarest and most significant historical documents. Join me as i unravel the mysteries and stories surrounding this ancient manuscript, which resides in the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

My guest for this episode is Aleksandra Bunčić, a passionate scholar and art historian who has dedicated her life to studying the Sarajevo Haggadah. Together, we embark on a fascinating exploration of this unique manuscript, shedding light on its origins, significance, and the journey it took from medieval Spain to Sarajevo.

The Sarajevo Haggadah is not just a religious text; it's a visual masterpiece. Aleksandra reveals the intricate illustrations and illuminations within the manuscript, some of which have no parallels in medieval art. We learn about its connection to the Jewish community in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sephardic Jews who arrived in the region in the 16th century.

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🎙️ An Englishman in the Balkans Podcast 🎧
In this podcast, you'll get a unique look at life in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the eyes of an immigrant. Each episode, David shares his experiences living in this often misunderstood country, and introduces you to some of the interesting people he's met along the way. From exploring the rich culture and history, to discussing the challenges and joys of immigrating to a new country, this podcast offers a thoughtful and engaging look at life in the Balkans.