The Jewish book in Silesia. A research reconnaissance

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Krzysztof Migoń
Original title: Książka żydowska na Śląsku : rekonesans badawczy
Śląski Kwartalnik Historyczny Sobótka 1989
Translated by: Katarzyna Hussar

With its pivotal role as a tool in religion and culture, the Jewish book—both in the era of manuscripts and later, from the mid-15th century, in the era of print—was produced both in large numbers and in high quality (in terms of calligraphy, typeset, editorial and technical works etc.). Surrounded by care and attention, the collections were an important element of the spiritual life of Jewish communities. Over time, this gave rise to Jewish bibliography and bibliology, leading to an impressive amount of bibliological writings…

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