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The Resource A Hebrew chronicle from Prague, c. 1615, edited by Abraham David ; translated by Leon J. Weinberger with Dena Ordan

A Hebrew chronicle from Prague, c. 1615, edited by Abraham David ; translated by Leon J. Weinberger with Dena Ordan

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A Hebrew chronicle from Prague, c. 1615
Title
A Hebrew chronicle from Prague, c. 1615
Statement of responsibility
edited by Abraham David ; translated by Leon J. Weinberger with Dena Ordan
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Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
  • A Hebrew Chronicle from Prague, by one or possibly two anonymous writers in the years prior to 1615, reflects the determination of the Bohemian Jewish community to record the story of their travail in exile. The volume is composed of short entries focusing on the Jewish communities in Bohemia from 1389 to 1611. The earlier entries had their basis in written documents, which are cited in some cases by the chronicler. Events occurring closer to the time of the writing apparently were recorded from verbal accounts of the elders in the Jewish community. The author was neither a scholar nor a rabbi, for the Hebrew of the chronicle is crude and liberally sprinkled with expressions in the German vernacular. In his own words, the chronicler committed his materials to writing "to serve as a token of remembrance for us and our descendants forever."
  • In 1978, research scholar Abraham David chanced upon the chronicle while examining the rare book collection of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. David realized the enormous importance of the work to scholars of Jewish historiography, Bohemian and Slavic history, and Jewish life in Eastern Europe. The medieval Hebrew text of the chronicle was published in a critical edition edited by David with a lengthy introduction and extensive historical notes written in modern Hebrew. This edition also included two hitherto unknown martyrologies
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digitized
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Kronikah Ìvrit mi-Prag me-reshit ha-me'ah ha-17
Dewey number
943.7/12004924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Daṿid, Avraham
  • Weinberger, Leon J
  • Ordan, Dena
Series statement
Judaic studies series
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
Label
A Hebrew chronicle from Prague, c. 1615, edited by Abraham David ; translated by Leon J. Weinberger with Dena Ordan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-102) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44958103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 106 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817352905
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)44958103
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A Hebrew chronicle from Prague, c. 1615, edited by Abraham David ; translated by Leon J. Weinberger with Dena Ordan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-102) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44958103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 106 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817352905
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44958103
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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