{Kostenlos Best} Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish LibraryAutor Joshua Teplitsky – Vivefutbol.co

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 David Oppenheim , 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 Teplitskys Book Offers A Window Into The Social Life Of Jewish Books In Early Modern Europe


2 thoughts on “Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library

  1. says:

    I was fascinated by the impact Rabbi David Oppenheim s library had on both Jewish thought and knowledge and on European thought at the time Joshua Teplitsky brings this influence to light in a masterful way This is a well written, well researched book that helps bring an important chapter of Jewish history to light.


  2. says:

    I am a collector of old Hebrew books and was interested in this topic This book is well researched and tells an engaging story I was especially interested in how the author explains the complex system of court Jews and their networks at that time.I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Jewish books and Jewish history.