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Censorship and Censors
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1. Inquisitional


2. Central and Eastern Europe

Censorship of Jewish books in Central and Eastern Europe involved government policies that limited what authors could express in texts and what readers could see. The laws shaped by these policies required the pre-publication vetting of texts, oversight of printers and what they produced, and inspection of books, both at trade fairs and sometimes in private libraries as well. Since both Cath…

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Burnett, Stephen, “Censorship and Censors”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_COM_042395>
First published online: 2023

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