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Mantua Book Lists
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In 1596 and 1605 the Jewish households of Mantua were ordered to deliver lists of their books to the censors of the Inquisition authorities for inspections. The lists survived in the archives of the Jewish community of Mantua and are a valuable source for the study of Jewish reading trends and the dynamics of book collecting.

On August 27, 1595, Francesco Gonzaga, the Bishop of Mantua appointed three censors (Censorship and Censors), most famously among them the convert Domenico Hierosolomitano (or Domenico Yerushalmi), to examine Jewish books for forbidden, that …

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Kogman-Appel, Katrin, “Mantua Book Lists”, 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_SIM_041210>
First published online: 2022

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