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Hebrew manuscripts of the Middle Ages

Author: Colette Sirat; N R M De Lange
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This illustrated 2002 introduction to Hebrew manuscript culture encompasses all aspects of Hebrew manuscripts - textual, codicological and palaeographical - combining different disciplines to give an  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colette Sirat; N R M De Lange
ISBN: 9780521090230 0521090237 9780521770798 0521770793
OCLC Number: 237884603
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: pages
Contents: Pt. I. Texts. Before the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages --
pt. II. Books. Codicology. Writing: calligraphic and personal scripts. The scribe. App. abbreviations, acrostics and the meaning of the Hebrew letters --
pt. III. The history of books and texts. The life and death of manuscripts. Libraries. Questions of method: codicology and palaeography. Texts, copies and text-editions. Judgment on readings and the edition of texts --
pt. IV. Some manuscripts. Solomon ibn Gabirol: Liturgical poem (Azharot). Joseph ben Simon Kara: Commentary on Isaiah. Commentary on the visions of Ezekiel from an Ashkenazic pietist work. Al-Bitruji: Digest of Celestial Physics, from Judah ben Solomon ha-Kohen's Exposition of Science.
Responsibility: Colette Sirat ; edited and translated by Nicholas De Lange.


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