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1. Medieval Period


2. Early Modern Period

Translation has long played an important role in Jewish culture. Large-scale migrations or expulsions of Jews from antiquity into the early modern period often resulted in linguistic changes, prompting the need for translation between Jewish communities across time or space. Often, Jews also served as cultural mediators, offering translations between such languages as Latin, Hebrew, Arab…

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Idelson-Shein, Iris, “Translations”, 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_042514>
First published online: 2023

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