Books within Books Database Now Online

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The Books within Books database of Medieval Hebrew manuscript fragments held in European libraries, archives and collections is now open. You can access some 1500 records containing images and catalogue descriptions of the fragments found in collections in France, Italy, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic. New entries will be added to the database daily.

To register please follow this link to the BwB Database.

The database can be searched using the list of collections from each country, by manuscript shelfmarks, and by keyword. The catalogue descriptions provide essential information on both codicological and paleographical features of the fragments, together with the description of their texts, research history, as well as of the host volumes in which fragments have been preserved.