Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book is a collection of twenty-four essays on various aspects of Hebrew book production in the 16th through 18th centuries. The subject matter encompasses little known printing-presses, makers of Hebrew books, and book arts. The print-shops were in such locations as Padua, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Verona, and the first presses in Livorno. Among the makers of Hebrew books are a peripatetic printer, a chief rabbi accused of plagiarism, a convert to Judaism, and a court Jew. Book arts address the titling of Hebrew books, dating by means of chronograms, printers’ pressmarks, mirror-image monograms, and the development of the Talmudic page. The book is completed with miscellaneous but related articles on early Hebrew book sale catalogues, worker to book production ratio in an eighteenth century press, and an attempt to circumvent the Inquisition’s ban on the printing of the Talmud in sixteenth Century Italy.
Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book
Shlomo Berger, University of Amsterdam
Producing Redemption in Amsterdam offers an analysis of Yiddish early modern paratexts and subsequently a history of Yiddish printed books.
Edited by Giuseppe Veltri and Gianfranco Miletto
Judah ben Joseph Moscato (c.1533–1590) was one of the most distinguished rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian-Jewish Renaissance. This volume is a record of the proceedings of an international conference organized in Mantua and consists of contributions on Moscato and his intellectual ...
Edited and with an Introduction by Yehuda Halper. Preface written by Eva Brann
Aryeh Motzin’s extraordinary essays on the encounter between Jewish tradition and philosophy are collected in this volume. Motzkin examines how medieval Jewish thinkers understood Plato and Aristotle, and how these medieval thinkers were, in turn, understood by modern Jewish thinkers.
Edited by Reimund Leicht and Gad Freudenthal
The present volume is devoted to the study of the life and work of Moritz (Moshe) Steinschneider (1816-1907). It shows that far from being a “mere bibliographer,” Steinschneider pursued a precise scientific agenda. This is a noteworthy contribution to our understanding of the project of the ...
Examining a variety of medieval Jewish and Christian sources, this book offers a new interpretation of Yehudah Abravanel’s Dialogues of Love, based on the medieval exegetical tradition on the Song of Songs and the pseudo-Solomonic narrative.
Ruppin’s immense contribution to the Zionist movement gave him the title “The Father of Jewish/Zionist settlement in Palestine.” Nevertheless, the common narrative sets Ruppin’s historical persona in an ambivalent position and suppresses his formative role and heritage. Part of the reason for ...
Edited by Resianne Fontaine, Ruth Glasner, Reimund Leicht, and Giuseppe Veltri
An hommage to Gad Freudenthal, this volume offers studies on the history of science and on the role of science in medieval and early-modern Jewish cultures, investigating various aspects of processes of knowledge transfer and scientific cross-cultural contacts,
The so called Wallich-manuscript is one of the most important sources for the study of Yiddish and German folksongs as well as Purim-plays in the Early Modern period. For the first time, this fascinating collection has now been edited completely and a commentary has been prepared.
edited by Andreas Lehnardt
This volume presents the discovery of several hundred new Hebrew and Aramaic manuscript fragments in Germany. It is a collection of conference papers that discuss the historical, paleographical, and cultural significance of these fragments. It is the first in a series of studies of similar ...
Written in southern Italy in the tenth century, Shabbatai Donnolo’s Sefer Hakhmoni is one of the earliest commentaries on Sefer Yeîirah. The volume offers the critical text, an annotated English translation, and a comprehensive introduction to Donnolo and his works.
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