publication . Article . 2020

Jewish and Hebrew books in Marsh's Library: materiality and Intercultural engagement in early modern Ireland

Bradford A. Anderson; Jason McElligott;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 Nov 2020
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
<jats:p>Marsh’s Library in Dublin, Ireland, is an immaculately preserved library from the early eighteenth century. Founded by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh, the library has an extensive collection of Jewish and Hebrew books which includes Hebrew Bibles, Talmudic texts, rabbinic writings, and Yiddish books that date back to the early modern period. This study explores a cross section of the Jewish and Hebrew books in Marsh’s collection, with particular focus on issues of materiality—that is, how these books as material artefacts can inform our understanding of early modern history, religion, and intercultural engagement. We suggest that these books, a majority of w...
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free text keywords: History, Language, Religions, Culture, Narcissus Marsh; Marsh’s Library; Judaism; Jewish books; Hebrew; Christian Hebraism; materiality; book history, Narcissus Marsh, Marsh’s Library, Judaism, Jewish books, Hebrew, Christian Hebraism, Judaism, Modern history, Jewish culture, Early modern period, Materiality (auditing), History, Archbishop, Classics, Early modern Europe, Hebrew, language.human_language, language, lcsh:Religions. Mythology. Rationalism, lcsh:BL1-2790
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