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Censorship

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Author(s): Tal Kogman, Tel Aviv
Since the Late Middle Ages, church and state authorities in Europe made use of censorship for the control and observation of Jewish books. At the beginning of the early modern times, faced with the distribution of printing, censorship authorities were established. Parallel to this, an inner-Jewish censorship developed which was practiced by rabbinical guidance by means of approbations ( haskamot) and shaped the Jewish book market up until the 19th century. The approbations printed in the books developed into a significant means for the enforcement of ra…
Date: 2017-08-17