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Jewish Book Culture in the Islamicate World is an international collaborative project funded by DFG and AHRC.

Its aim is to study Jewish books, their makers and their readers in the medieval eastern Mediterranean.

Welcome

Welcome to the Jewish Book Culture in the Islamicate World project website and database!

The aim of this resource is to bring together the widest possible range of texts, documents, and sources for the study of Jewish books, their makers, and their readers in the medieval eastern Mediterranean.

For more information about the Jewish Book Culture in the Islamicate World project, please visit the About section.

Searching the Database

Jewish Book Culture in the Islamicate World offers different ways of retrieving and exploring information.

Click on the Database link in the navigation menu to access the database and open the search options.

You can also consume the project data directly (in JSON format) using our open web API.

For additional materials and guidelines, see the Help section.

Our Database Collection

Jewish Book Culture in the Islamicate World is part of a collection of databases produced in collaboration with the HebrewPal project.

These projects create, build upon and make available three searchable data repositories:

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Jewish Book Culture offers a comprehensive searchable corpus of sources for the history of the Hebrew book in the Islamicate world. It consists of three parts: descriptions of manuscripts, editions and translations of documents concerning books and quotations about books in literature.

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JBC Handbook icon

This is an alphabetic encyclopaedic glossary of Jewish Book Culture in the medieval Islamicate World.

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HebrewPal is a pioneering Hebrew script database. It follows an original palaeographical approach. The analysis of the script is carried out from the global view of the script sample, through the study of individual words and letters to the details of the components of every letter.

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Contact Us

If you'd like to discuss the Jewish Book Culture in the Islamicate World project (or any other database in our collection) please email us at judith.schlanger@orinst.ox.ac.uk