Science and medicine
- Article by:
- Sacha Stern
The Northern French Hebrew Miscellany (Add MS 11639), dated around 1278 CE, is one of the richest treasures in the British Library. Professor Sacha Stern examines the inclusion of an unusual Christian calendar in this unique manuscript.Read more
- Article by:
- Israel Sandman
Before the age of printing, the texts and layouts of Hebrew works were not standardised. This is because the transmission of works was out of the hands of their authors and in the hands of scribes. Dr Israel Sandman considers the intervention of scribes when copying Hebrew scientific works.Read more
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