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The Resource Prince of the press : how one collector built history's most enduring and remarkable Jewish library, Joshua Teplitsky

Prince of the press : how one collector built history's most enduring and remarkable Jewish library, Joshua Teplitsky

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Prince of the press : how one collector built history's most enduring and remarkable Jewish library
Title
Prince of the press
Title remainder
how one collector built history's most enduring and remarkable Jewish library
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Teplitsky
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Prince of the press
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how one collector built historys most enduring and remarkable Jewish library
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
David Oppenheim (1664-1736), chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, all of which have survived and are housed in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. His remarkable collection testifies to the myriad connections Jews maintained with each other across political borders, and the contacts between Christians and Jews that books facilitated. From contact with the great courts of European nobility to the poor of Jerusalem, his family ties brought him into networks of power, prestige, and opportunity that extended across Europe and the Mediterranean basin. Containing works of law and literature alongside prayer and poetry, his library served rabbinic scholars and communal leaders, introduced old books to new readers, and functioned as a unique source of personal authority that gained him fame throughout Jewish society and beyond. The story of his life and library brings together culture, commerce, and politics, all filtered through this extraordinary collection. Based on the careful reconstruction of an archive that is still visited by scholars today, Joshua Teplitsky's book offers a window into the social life of Jewish books in early modern Europe.--Publisher's website
Summary
The story of one of the largest collections of Jewish books, and the man who used his collection to cultivate power, prestige, and political influence
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10759218
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YDX
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Teplitsky, Joshua
Dewey number
  • 686.2/1924
  • 002.075
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Z228.H4
LC item number
T47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Oppenheim, David ben Abraham
  • Oppenheim, David ben Abraham
  • Hebrew imprints
  • Jewish libraries
  • Book collecting
  • Book collecting
  • Jewish libraries
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adult
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how one collector built history's most enduring and remarkable Jewish library
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Prince of the press : how one collector built history's most enduring and remarkable Jewish library, Joshua Teplitsky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030343513
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780300234909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1030343513
Label
Prince of the press : how one collector built history's most enduring and remarkable Jewish library, Joshua Teplitsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030343513
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780300234909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1030343513

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