Hebrew Manuscripts of the Middle Ages

Hebrew Manuscripts of the Middle Ages

by Colette Sirat
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521770793

ISBN-13: 9780521770798

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Hebrew manuscripts are our most important source of knowledge about Jewish medieval life, and anyone wishing to engage with Jewish history needs to know about the manuscripts, how to study them, and their literary genres. Colette Sirat offers a comprehensive overview of these subjects in this illustrated introduction. The book is a re-structured, extended and

Overview

Hebrew manuscripts are our most important source of knowledge about Jewish medieval life, and anyone wishing to engage with Jewish history needs to know about the manuscripts, how to study them, and their literary genres. Colette Sirat offers a comprehensive overview of these subjects in this illustrated introduction. The book is a re-structured, extended and updated version of an earlier presentation in French. It has been translated from the author's revision of her earlier French book, and edited for an English readership, by Hebrew scholar Nicholas de Lange.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521770798
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Texts: 1. Before the Middle Ages; 2. The Middle Ages; Part II. Books: 3. Codicology; 4. Writing: calligraphic and personal subjects; 5. The scribe; Appendix. Abbreviations, acrostics and the meaning of the Hebrew letters; Part III. The History of Books and Texts: 6. The life and death of manuscripts; 7. Libraries; 8. Questions of method: codicology and palaeography; 9. Texts, copies and text-editions; 10. Judgement on readings and the edition of texts; Part IV. Some Manuscripts: 11. Ten manuscripts: pictures and detailed descriptions.

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