United Kingdom 2007 Hard Cover New/New 8vo 0712349219 multiple NEW copies in NEW dust jacket, After the sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD, Hebrew manuscripts took on a special
significance for the exiled and scattered Jews, transmitting Jewish faith and culture and also ensuring the survival of the Hebrew language itself despite the diaspora of their people. With 150 color reproductions of superb items in the British Library, spanning 900 years and encompassing the broad spread of the Jewish diaspora, this book traces the evolution of format and style in Hebrew manuscripts from early medieval codices to 18th-century Esther scrolls. In the development of Sephardic and Ashkenazi scripts, curator Ilana Tahan traces the strong influence of Christian and Islamic manuscript forms in the Hebrew. FREE TRACKING and DELIVERY CONFIRMATION.
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