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Title Medieval Hebrew manuscripts reused as book-bindings in Italy / edited by Mauro Perani ; with the cooperation of Emma Abate
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xx, 415 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Series Studies in Jewish history and culture, 15685004 ; volume 69
'European Genizah' : texts and studies, 15685004 ; volume 6
Studies in Jewish history and culture ; v. 69.
'European Genizah': texts and studies ; v. 6.
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- Part 1. General description and history. Manuscripta manent : "Books within books", and overview -- "The Italian Genizah" : an unexpected new source of medieval Hebrew manuscripts -- Death and rebirth of Hebrew manuscripts -- Ashkenazic Responsa in the Italian Genizah -- The "Italian Genizah" : features and report on forty years of research -- The "European Genizah" : between hope and reality -- Part 2. Bible and its commentaries. 11th-12th-century biblical manuscripts from the "Italian Genizah" and their system of vocalization -- The importance of the "Italian Genizah" for the study of Yosef Kara's biblical commentaries -- Part 3. Talmudic and Halakhic texts. The Talmudic fragments of the "European Genizah" -- An important manuscript of the Mishnah in the "Italian Genizah" -- The most ancient fragment found in the "Italian Genizah" : the Tosefta of Norcia (ca. 1000 BCE) -- Eight new pages of an 11th-century Talmud Yerushalmi Megillah and Ḥagigah from the state archives of Bologna -- The Talmud Yerushalmi from Bologna, probable Vorlage of Ms. Leiden : the new fragments from Megillah and Ḥagigah -- The She'iltot de-Rav Aḥai from the 10th-11th century found in Ravenna -- The travel of the 10th-11th-century She'iltot de-Rav Aḥai from Sicily-Maghreb to Ravenna via Ferrara and an important purchase note -- Juridical books bound in 16th-century Bologna with folios from a 12th-century manuscript of Halakhot Gedolot, found in Bologna and in Leipzig University library -- The Bologna fragments of Halakhot Gedolot and their relation to the Italian textual tradition of the book -- Part 4. Midrashic texts. The pages of the Halakic Midrashim in the Nonantola and Modena archives -- Pages from a new manuscript of Sifre on Numbers and Deuteronomy in the Estense library in Modena -- Part 5. Kabbalah. Fragments of Kabbalistic works from the "Italian Genizah" : an updated survey -- Bibliography on the "Italian Genizah" and "European Genizah" 1915-2021
Summary "This richly illustrated volume offers the most comprehensive and updated survey on about sixteen thousand Hebrew manuscript fragments reused as book-bindings and preserved in hundreds of libraries and archives in Italy. Contributions by the leading scholars in the field elucidate specific collections and genres no less than individual fragments, bringing to new life a forgotten library of medieval Jewish books, as almost 160 Talmudic codices, which include the Mishna, Tosefta, Palestinian Talmud and, for the most part, the Babylonian one, and several hitherto unknown texts. The contribution of these fragments to the ongoing research on the "European Genizah", as the Books within Books Project, and to Jewish Studies in general cannot be overestimated"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 25, 2022)
Subject Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Italy -- History
Manuscript fragments -- Italy -- History
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy -- History
Manuscripts -- Mutilation, defacement, etc. -- Italy -- History
Books -- Italy -- History
Hebrew imprints -- Italy -- History
Bookbinding -- Italy -- History
Hebrew imprints
Manuscript fragments
Manuscripts, Hebrew
Manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts -- Mutilation, defacement, etc.
Italy -- Imprints -- History
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Perani, Mauro, editor.
Abate, Emma, editor.
LC no. 2021039197
ISBN 9004470999