MIRACLE WITHIN A MIRACLE: JOHANNES REUCHLIN AND THE JEWISH BOOK CONTROVERSY: AN EXHIBITION COMMEMORATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF REUCHLIN'S DEFENSE OF JEWISH WRITINGS

Hotchkiss, Valerie R; Price, David.

Published by Urbana, Ill. : Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign,, 2011
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ISBN: 9780978813482; 0978813480Original publisher’s wrappers, Large 8vo, 47 pages. Includes 15 color illustrations and describes 25 book titles in detail; 25 cm. "When Johannes Reuchlin published hisAugenspiegel (Eye Glasses) in 1511, just in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair, he knew it would cause a tremendous stir. After all, Reuchlin had decided to defend Jewish writings–and Judaism itself–against the combined forces of the emperor and the highest ecclesiastical authorities in Germany. It is remarkable, or, as Josel of Rosheim said, "miraculous, " that the Jews and Reuchlin prevailed and the books were preserved. The dramatic story of this moment in Jewish-Christian relations is retold in this exhibition through the very books that flamed the controversy. The exhibition is an international effort involving two American libraries and three German institutions. Inspired by the 500th anniversary of the appearance of Reuchlin'sEye Glasses, we have undertaken this project on two continents and at four venues. TheRare Book & Manuscript Libraryof theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignand theHebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion(HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati, Ohio, collaborated with theInstitut für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main, theMuseum Johannes Reuchlin in Pforzheim, and theJewish Museum of Frankfurt, the crucial location for the historic events 500 years ago. Rare imprints from the pamphlet wars surrounding the Jewish Book Controversy are on display, as well as important works on both sides of the Renaissance humanist movement to recover ancient sources, including those written in Hebrew. Working together with David Gilner of theHUC-JIR, Fritz Backhaus of theJewish Museum in Frankfurt, Michael Matthäus of theInstitut für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main, as well as Christoph Timm and Isabel Greschat of the city of Pforzheim, we have produced this exhibition to commemorate Johannes Reuchlin and the Jewish Book Controversy. But we are also celebrating what Reuchlin stands for today, most importantly, religious tolerance, respect for books and people, and the power of knowledge to break down prejudice and build respect and understanding for cultural differences" (U of Illinois, 2012) . SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Jewish literature -- Censorship -- Germany -- History -- 16th century. Humanism -- Germany -- History -- 16th century. Scholasticism -- Germany -- History -- 16th century. Censorship -- Exhibitions. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide (Emory, Newberry, Illinois, Harvard, Luther Seminary, HUC, Brown, Southern Meth, HUC-Israel, Nat Taiwan U, & 4 in Europe) , None in New York, Philadelphia, or California. Very Good Condition. (Bibliog-36-35) xx. Bookseller Inventory # 34328

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Title: MIRACLE WITHIN A MIRACLE: JOHANNES REUCHLIN ...

Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign,

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

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