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Eastern Europe, Book Production in
(3,186 words)

1. Manuscripts

1.1. Bohemia and Moravia


1.2. Hungary


1.3. Poland


2. Printed Books

2.1. Until c. 1750


2.2. After c. 1750

Due to the continuous migration of West and Central European Jews eastwards, combined with substantial demographic growth, the vast majority of European Jewry lived in pre-partition Poland and the Russian Empire. According to the Russian census of 1897, the total number of Jews in the Empire was 5,215,805 (4.15% o…

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Cohen, Nathan, “Eastern Europe, Book Production in”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_COM_042398>
First published online: 2023

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