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Sword and Buckler in Hebrew Letters: Traces of Early Illuminated German Fight Books in Jewish Manuscripts

Hosted By: The National Library of Israel

Two armed figures, each wielding a sword and buckler, face off on the pages of a 14th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible…

A closer examination reveals that the figures themselves are formed by Hebrew phrases, with the letters embedded in the very lines that comprise the illustration – a form of art known as micrography.

In this very special online lecture, Professor Sara Offenberg will discuss how some illustrators of Hebrew manuscripts were influenced by a surprising source – medieval German fencing manuals. Professor Offenberg will also shed light on the background of this unique illustration and the significance of the image.

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