Project Status: Ongoing

The goal of the project was to locate all the medieval codices written in the Hebrew script, which contained explicit production dates or at least scribe names; to study and document all their visual and measurable material features and scribal practices in situ, i.e. in the libraries in which they were kept; and classify these features and practices in order to expose a historical typology of the hand-produced Hebrew book and provide users of Hebrew manuscripts with a tool for identifying the production region and assessing the period of the studied manuscripts. Indeed, since the initiation of the project, almost all the dated manuscripts that were located have been studied and documented in some two hundred and fifty libraries and private collections.

Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogImagesManuscripts/FacsimilesMapSearchable DatabaseText: Medieval

License: All/Some Content for Members

Modern Language: EnglishHebrew

Medieval content details:

Dates:  - 

Subject: CodicologyHistoryJews, JudaismManuscript StudiesPaleography

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: ManuscriptsTextual Evidence

Geopolitical Region: AfricaEuropeMiddle East

Original Language: Hebrew