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The Hebrew Renaissance

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Authors

Deeana Copeland Klepper, Michael A. Signer.

Editor

Ruth E. Hamilton.

Curator

Michael Terry.

Imprint

Chicago, Ill., USA, 1997. Booklet, 64 pp., illustrations: 18 col., 28 b&w, 28 × 21.7 cm. English.

ISBN

0911028595

Location

Newberry Library (6 May–16 July 1997)

Description

The passion for Hebrew texts that flourished amongst Christians in the Renaissance period and beyond. Introduction to the rekindling of Hebrew study in Renaissance culture (Paul Saenger). Material in numerous sections, including those on: Jewish and Christian Kabbalah (Moshe Idel), the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, the re-education of the Converso Jews in Amsterdam, Jewish artistic production in Italy (with examples of the “Renaissance” of Hebrew manuscript illumination, especially ketubbot and Scrolls of Esther), 17th–19th-century England, etc. Basic entries. 157 items.

main keywords

CONVERSOSHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, 17TH–19TH CKABBALAHKABBALAH, CHRISTIANPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

AmsterdamBiblesBook bindingsEnglandFranceHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CItalyKetubbotNetherlandsPapercutsScrolls of Esther, cut-outScrolls of Esther, engraved bordersScrolls of Esther, illuminatedUnited States

Related ephemera

Booklet of exhibits, seminars, lectures, etc. at the Newberry Library, with many related to the current exhibition. Summer 1997, 17 pp., 23.8 × 15.2 cm.

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