Deeana Copeland Klepper, Michael A. Signer.
Ruth E. Hamilton.
Chicago, Ill., USA, 1997. Booklet, 64 pp., illustrations: 18 col., 28 b&w, 28 × 21.7 cm. English.
Newberry Library (6 May–16 July 1997)
The passion for Hebrew texts that flourished amongst Christians in the Renaissance period and beyond. Introduction to the rekindling of Hebrew study in Renaissance culture (Paul Saenger). Material in numerous sections, including those on: Jewish and Christian Kabbalah (Moshe Idel), the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenment, the re-education of the Converso Jews in Amsterdam, Jewish artistic production in Italy (with examples of the “Renaissance” of Hebrew manuscript illumination, especially ketubbot and Scrolls of Esther), 17th–19th-century England, etc. Basic entries. 157 items.
Booklet of exhibits, seminars, lectures, etc. at the Newberry Library, with many related to the current exhibition. Summer 1997, 17 pp., 23.8 × 15.2 cm.