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Miracle within a Miracle. Johannes Reuchlin and the Jewish Book Controversy. An Exhibition Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Reuchlin’s Defense of Jewish Writings

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Authors

Valerie Hotchkiss, David Price.

Imprint

Urbana-Champaign, Ill., USA, 2011. 47 pp., illustrations: 19 col., 24.6 × 19.2 cm. English.

ISBN

9780978813482

Location

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rare Book & Manuscript Library (13 April–15 June 2011)

Description

The 16th-century campaign to destroy Jewish books, and Johannes Reuchlin’s impassioned and ultimately-successful fight against it. Through imprints from the “pamphlet wars” surrounding this controversy, the exhibition examined the imperial edict that initiated the struggle, Reuchlin’s defense of Jewish books, traditions and civil rights, his adversaries’ refutations, anti-Semitism in the age of printing, and early Christian Hebrew studies. Catalog essay. Detailed descriptive entries. 23 items.

Description

The exhibition was a joint production between The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, HUC-JIR Klau Library, Cincinnati, the Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, and the Museum Johannes Reuchlin, Pforzheim.

main keywords

ANTISEMITIC IMAGES/OBJECTSPRINTED BOOKSREUCHLIN, JOHANNES

minor keywords

Germany

Other venues

Museum Johannes Reuchlin, Pforzheim, Germany (8 July–21 August 2011); Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, Germany (29 August–28 October 2012); HUC-JIR Klau Library, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (2012)

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