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Festschriften
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A Festschrift is an edited volume of articles dedicated to a scholar, institution, or society, often presented on the occasion of a notable event in the honoree's career, an anniversary thereof, or as a memorial. Developed in 19th-century Germany, Festschriften became a genre of international academic publishing by the mid-20th century. Jewish academics were early adopters of the format and developed specifically Jewish forms of Festschriften, such as Festschriften honoring communities destroyed during the Shoah.

A Festschrift, or liber amicorum, is an edited volume o…

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Cilia Werdmölder, Rachel, “Festschriften”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_031786>
First published online: 2022



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