Rossi Rossi, Azariah ben Moses dei, ca. 1511-ca. 1578. Me'or `enayim [A. de Rossi]. [Mantua : s.n., 1573-1575]. Frontispiece. The "Light of the Eyes" established the foundations of critical Jewish historiography. Its author, the sixteenth-century Italian Jew Azariah de' Rossi, was a polymath who was familiar not only with the texts of his own Jewish tradition, but also with Christian and pagan literature.