By Elisabeth Hollender
This quantity is a compendium of all identified commentaries on Hebrew liturgical poetry (piyyut) preserved in manuscript shape. It comprises references to commentaries from many various Jewish groups, such a lot fashionable between them Ashkenaz, Tsarfat, Sepharad, Carpentras and Yemen, composed and copied in Medieval and Early smooth instances. Over 18,000 person commentaries on greater than 2,000 poems are indexed with basic assets and references to variations the place extant. As an reduction to investigate, it describes an unlimited yet hitherto ignored style of medieval Hebrew literature and maps out a complete new box of research into medieval Jewish textual tradition. This catalogue allows clients to discover manuscript commentaries on such a lot piyyutim that have been incorporated in liturgies in significant Jewish groups.
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