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9 Hebrew Incunabula in the National Library of Israel as a Source for Early Modern Book History in Europe and Beyond

Alexander Gordin    15cHEBRAICA, University of Oxford, UK    

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abstract

Hebrew incunabula from the collection of the National Library of Israel contain a vast amount of manuscript annotations, many of them of historical, philological, linguistic, and palaeographical interest. The paper presents a few examples of owners’ notes that shed light on the history of books in early modern Jewish communities. From the book owned by the well-known rabbi Moses Alashkar, to a reference to the participation of rabbi Mordecai Dato in a family ceremony, and the extensive glosses of Samuel Lerma, to the joyful message of an unnamed Jew whose daughter had been released from captivity. Such material is a valuable resource for research on the distribution and use of early Hebrew printed books in Europe and beyond.

Pubblicato
24 Febbraio 2020
Accettato
28 Novembre 2019
Presentato
01 Luglio 2019
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-333-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-332-8