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Jewish Manuscript Cultures

New Perspectives

Ed. by Wandrey, Irina

Series:Studies in Manuscript Cultures 13

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On the History of Editing Pre-Modern Yiddish Manuscript Texts

Matut, Diana


The history of editing pre-modern Yiddish texts goes back to the Early Modern Period. Both Jewish and non-Jewish scholars and printers transferred manuscripts into print - a process difficult to research for lack of original manuscripts that served as Vorlage. Knowledge of cursive script - the basis of all Yiddish manuscript studies - will be discussed in this article, as will the basic historical principles of editing and their long-lasting effects on scholarship and the conceptualisation and understanding of pre-modern Yiddish.

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Diana Matut (2017). On the History of Editing Pre-Modern Yiddish Manuscript Texts. In Irina Wandrey (Editor), Jewish Manuscript Cultures: New Perspectives (pp. 155–200). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110546422-007

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110546422

Online ISBN: 9783110546422

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