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From Written to Printed Text: The Transmission of Jewish Tradition

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Editors & Curators

Rebecca Kobrin, Adam Shear.

Collection

University of Pennsylvania, Library of the Center for Judaic Studies.

Imprint

Philadelphia, Pa., USA, 1996. 64 pp., illustrations: 36 b&w, 23 × 15 cm. English.

ISBN

0935135014

Location

University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Rosenwald Gallery (21 April–26 June 1996)

Description

The transmission of Jewish knowledge from medieval to modern times, and how it was impacted by the printing press. Two sections on Hebrew printing (it’s historical geography, and its fonts and formats), and five on types of books (Siddur and Mahzor, Passover Haggadah, the Bible, Mishnah/Talmud/Halakha, and rabbinic sermons). Introductory texts to each section. Detailed descriptive entries. 45 items.

main keywords

BIBLESHAGGADOTHEBREW PRINTINGPRAYERBOOKS/MAHZORSPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

Haggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew printersTalmud

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