There are many rare, beautiful and scholarly valuable Hebrew and Jewish manuscripts in the Bodleian Library and the libraries of the colleges of the University of Oxford. What is less known is how these collections of manuscripts were originally assembled, who the collectors were and how their possessions ended up in the Bodleian and in Oxford. The stories behind the collectors and their collections are full of politics, religion, ambition and scholarly passions.
This is a chance to see how a library of libraries combined to form one of the world’s richest collections of Hebrew manuscripts as brought to light in the Bodleian’s recently published Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries.
César Merchán-Hamann, Director of the Leopold Muller Memorial Library
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This talk is supported by the Friends of the Bodleian.