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ZUR GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR.

Zunz, Leopold.

Published by Berlin : Veit Und Comp., 1845
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8vo. Viii, 607 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish literature - history and criticism; Hebrew literature - history and criticism; Manuscripts, Hebrew - bibliography; Printing - Czech Republic - Prague - history; Printing, Hebrew. CONTENTS: Die jüdische Literatur. --Zur Literatur des jüdischen Mittelalters in Frankreich und Deutschland. --Bibliographisches: Daten-Bestimmungen. Sammlungen und Verseichnisse. Drucker und Drucke von Mantua (a. 1476 bis 1662) Druckereien in Prag. Annalen der hebräischen Typographie von Prag (1513-1657) --Das Gedächtniss der Gerechten. --Die jüdischen Dichter der Provence. --Geschichte der Juden in Sieilien. --Münzkunde. --Berichtigungen und Nachträge. --Verzeichniss der benutzten handschriftlichen hebräischen Werke. --Register der Personennamen. Zunz (1794-1886) , born and educated in Germany, was a well-known historian. An heir to European Enlightenment, he was a founded of the idea of the "Science of Judaism. " In that vein, he fruitlessly hoped that Jewish studies would be taught in universities as a regular academic discipline, and that he'd be able to do the teaching. He believed that Jewish literature and learning was part of the broader scope of human affairs, including the sciences, and should not be shut up merely in discussions of religious matters. For his seventieth birthday, a foundation was set up to fund Zunz's and other similar scholarship. He continued to work until 1874, when his wife's death left him seriously depressed. (Glatzer, EJ) Former owner's signature on title page. Edges tanning,light staining to some pages, marginalia. Very good condition. (SPEC-7-5A). Bookseller Inventory # 24688

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Title: ZUR GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR.

Publisher: Berlin : Veit Und Comp.

Publication Date: 1845

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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