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The Hebrew Printed Book as Artifact
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The products of Hebrew presses over the course of five centuries are documents of cultural and social history as well as relics of the diffusion of a revolutionary technology, typography, within and beyond Europe. The engagement of non-Jewish craftsmen in Hebrew type design was pronounced from the 16th century on. The peculiar position of Hebraica within Western printing his…

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Hill, Brad Sabin, “The Hebrew Printed Book as Artifact”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_042731>
First published online: 2021

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