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Essays on the Making of the Early Hebrew Book

Essays on the Making of the Early Hebrew Book

Author: Marvin J. Heller

Publisher: Brill's Jewish Studies

ISBN: 9004441158

Category: History

Page: 712

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"A varied collection of articles on early Hebrew printing, encompassing motifs on title pages such as lions, eagles, and fish as well as the entitling of Hebrew books. The next section is on authors and places of publication addressing such diverse topics as a much republished book opposed to gambling, authors of books on philology and on the massacres of tah-ve-tat (1648-49); of articles on diverse and disparate places of printing, Chierie, Hamburg, Offenbach, Verona, and Slavuta, generally small barely remembered publishers of interesting works, and in the last location properly identifying the printer of the highly regarded Slavuta press. Included is a section on Christian-Hebraism with articles on Altdorf where polemical books were published and another on William Wotten, a Christian vicar who published the first English translation of Mishnayot. The result is a wide-ranging series of articles highlighting the activities of early Hebrew presses and printers"--

Essays on the Making of the Early Hebrew Book

Essays on the Making of the Early Hebrew Book

Author: Marvin J. Heller

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004441163

Category: Religion

Page: 711

View: 220

Articles on early Hebrew printing encompassing title-page motifs and entitling books; authors and places of publication including books opposed to gambling, on philology, and the massacres of tah-ve-tat (1648-48); small diverse places of printing; and on Christian-Hebraism.

Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book

Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book

Author: Marvin J. Heller

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047423928

Category: History

Page: 432

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Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book is a collection of twenty-four essays on various aspects of Hebrew book production in the 16th-18th centuries. The subject matter encompasses little known printing-presses, makers of Hebrew books, book arts, and related subjects.

The Hebrew Book in Early Modern Italy

The Hebrew Book in Early Modern Italy

Author: Joseph R. Hacker

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812205091

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The rise of printing had major effects on culture and society in the early modern period, and the presence of this new technology—and the relatively rapid embrace of it among early modern Jews—certainly had an effect on many aspects of Jewish culture. One major change that print seems to have brought to the Jewish communities of Christian Europe, particularly in Italy, was greater interaction between Jews and Christians in the production and dissemination of books. Starting in the early sixteenth century, the locus of production for Jewish books in many places in Italy was in Christian-owned print shops, with Jews and Christians collaborating on the editorial and technical processes of book production. As this Jewish-Christian collaboration often took place under conditions of control by Christians (for example, the involvement of Christian typesetters and printers, expurgation and censorship of Hebrew texts, and state control of Hebrew printing), its study opens up an important set of questions about the role that Christians played in shaping Jewish culture. Presenting new research by an international group of scholars, this book represents a step toward a fuller understanding of Jewish book history. Individual essays focus on a range of issues related to the production and dissemination of Hebrew books as well as their audiences. Topics include the activities of scribes and printers, the creation of new types of literature and the transformation of canonical works in the era of print, the external and internal censorship of Hebrew books, and the reading interests of Jews. An introduction summarizes the state of scholarship in the field and offers an overview of the transition from manuscript to print in this period.

The Seventeenth Century Hebrew Book (2 Vols)

The Seventeenth Century Hebrew Book (2 Vols)

Author: Marvin J. Heller

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004186385

Category: Religion

Page: 1605

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"The Seventeenth Century Hebrew Book" is an encyclopedic, bibliographic work describing books printed with Hebrew letters in that century. It records and describes the authors, publishers, and printers of Hebrew books, as well as the books themselves. Similar to the author s other work, "The Sixteenth Century Hebrew Book," it covers the gamut of Hebrew literature, encompassing liturgical works, Bibles, commentaries, Talmud, Mishnah, halakhic codes, kabbalistic works, and fables. There are 691 entries comprised of a descriptive text page, background on the author, a description of the book s contents and physical makeup, all of which are accompanied by reproductions of the title or sample pages. There is an extensive introduction with an overview of Hebrew printing in the seventeenth century, as well as detailed back matter. It is a necessary work for bibliographers, historians, and students of Jewish literature.

The Jews and the Reformation

The Jews and the Reformation

Author: Kenneth Austin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300187021

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Judaism has always been of great significance to Christianity but this relationship has also been marked by complexity and ambivalence. The emergence of new Protestant confessions in the Reformation had significant consequences for how Jews were viewed and treated. In this wide-ranging account, Kenneth Austin examines Christian attitudes toward Jews, the Hebrew language, and Jewish learning, arguing that they have much to tell us about the Reformation and its priorities—and have important implications for how we think about religious pluralism today.

From Maimonides to Microsoft

From Maimonides to Microsoft

Author: Neil Netanel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195371994

Category: Law

Page: 337

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Jewish copyright law is a rich body of copyright doctrine and jurisprudence that developed in parallel with Anglo-American and Continental European copyright laws and the printers' privileges that preceded them. Jewish copyright law traces its origins to a dispute adjudicated in 1550, over 150 years before modern copyright law is typically said to have emerged with the Statute of Anne of 1709. It continues to be applied today, notably in a rabbinic ruling outlawing pirated software, issued at Microsoft's request. In 'From Maimonides to Microsoft', Professors Netanel and Nimmer trace the development of Jewish copyright law by relaying the stories of five dramatic disputes, running from the sixteenth century to the present. They describe each dispute in its historical context and examine the rabbinic rulings that sought to resolve it. Remarkably, these disputes address some of the same issues that animate copyright jurisprudence today: Is copyright a property right or a limited regulatory prerogative? What is copyright's rationale? What is its scope? How can copyright be enforced against an infringer who is beyond the applicable legal authority's reach?

The Dictionary of the Book

The Dictionary of the Book

Author: Sidney E. Berger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538151334

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 575

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This edition adds more than 100 new entries and many new illustrations; corrects and brings up to date the entries of the work of others; and brings the vocabulary and theory of bookselling and collecting into the modern commercial and academic world, which has been forced to adjust to a new reality thanks to worldwide medical and economic concerns