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Mapping the History of the Jewish Book

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Author(s): Wiesemann, Falk
The geographical aspect represents a constitutive and important element of Jewish book history. In conjunction with the factor of time, the mapping of Jewish book history allows conclusions to be drawn about the changing processes of production, distribution, and consumption. ⸙ Mapping in General and Jewish Book History The geographical aspect represents a constitutive and important element of Jewish book history. In conjunction with the factor of time, the mapping of Jewish book history allows conclusions to be drawn about the …
Date: 2023-05-05

Book Illustration

(622 words)

Author(s): Kogman-Appel, Katrin | Wiesemann, Falk
1. ManuscriptsPainted miniatures appeared in Hebrew manuscripts for the first time in Egypt in 929; in Europe they became common beginning in the 1230s. In Ashkenaz the first illuminated manuscript appeared in Würzburg, in 1232/33, where a copy of Rashi’s Bible commentary was illustrated in the Christian workshop of Heinrich the painter (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, MS heb. 5/I–II). Several communal maḥzorim were richly decorated in Franconia and the Lower Rhine region in the mid-1200s, a…
Date: 2023-11-20