The European Genizah: its character and the history of its study

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Using Hebrew manuscripts to bind books and cover archival documents was a widespread practice (by both Jews and Christians) during the late medieval and early modern periods, until the 17th century, and primarily in countries with thriving Jewish communities: Italy, Germany, and Austria in Central Europe, and Spain in Western Europe. Additional fragments have been discovered in regions bordering these countries: Alsace, western Hungary, southern Poland, and the Czech Lands. Relatively few fragments have been discovered in a long list of other European counries. Presents examples of such manuscript fragments and discusses their importance. .
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-624
Number of pages38
JournalMateria Giudaica
StatePublished - 2019

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RAMBI Publications

  • Rambi Publications
  • Bookbinding -- Europe -- History
  • Genizah -- Europe
  • Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Europe -- History


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