• The collection reflects the relationships between Christians and Jews in the early modern period. The works were printed mainly in Venice, Prague, Basel, Amsterdam and Cracow, some of the most important cities in the history of Hebrew book production. The collection includes various unique works and first editions. The project catalogued the printed works in depth according to bibliographical standards for Hebrew. The cataloguing process was carried out in cooperation with the Bodleian Library in Oxford because it has exceptional holdings of Hebraica as well as other resources required by the project.

    Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)
    Project participants: Dr Werner Arnold (project lead), Silke Schaeper (team member)


    • Encyclopedia Judaica. 16 vols. Jerusalem 1971–1972. Also available as a CD-ROM, including yearbooks.
    • Feuchtwanger, Naomi. Sie werden lernen von deinen Worten: Kostbare hebräische Bücher der Herzog August Bibliothek. Wolfenbüttel 1988.
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