Hebrew Manuscripts of the Middle Ages
Cambridge University Press, 2002 M03 21 - 349 pages
Hebrew manuscripts are our most important source of knowledge about Jewish medieval life, and anyone wishing to engage with Jewish history needs to know about the manuscripts, how to study them, and their literary genres. Colette Sirat offers a comprehensive overview of these subjects in this illustrated introduction. The book is a re-structured, extended and updated version of an earlier presentation in French. It has been translated from the author's revision of her earlier French book, and edited for an English readership, by Hebrew scholar Nicholas de Lange.
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The number of manuscripts in Hebrew characters
Texts in Hebrew characters and Jewish ideas
From the second to seventh centuries CE
From the seventh to the ninth centuries CE
Prayers and liturgical poetry
Philosophy and science
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