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L’ Aventure des écritures. Naissances

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Translated title The Adventure of the Written Word. Beginnings
Editors & Curators

Annie Berthier, Anne Zali.

Imprint

Paris, France, 1997. 223 pp., illustrations: 95 col., 91 b&w, 27 × 20 cm. French.

ISBN

2717720235

Location

Bibliothèque Nationale de France (4 November 1997–17 May 1998)

Description

The history and uses of all kinds of script (Egyptian, Chinese, Hebrew, African, Greek, Latin, Japanese, Persian, Arabic, etc.) from the earliest days onward. Hebrew script is discussed by Michel Garel in “L’ écriture hebraique” [Hebrew Writing], pp. 94–97, and “Un pratique d’ ecriture insolite: la micrographie hébraïque” [An Unusual Writing Practice: Hebrew Micrography], pp. 204–207, and in Muriel Debie’s essay on the writing of the Divine Name in Jewish and Islamic tradition (pp. 218–221). No itemized listing.

Description

For the second exhibition in this series, see #1529.

main keywords

HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSHEBREW SCRIPTMICROGRAPHY

minor keywords

Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bibles

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