Censorship
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Since the Late Middle Ages, church and state authorities in Europe made use of censorship for the control and observation of Jewish books. At the beginning of the early modern times, faced with the distribution of printing, censorship authorities were established. Parallel to this, an inner-Jewish censorship developed which was practiced by rabbinical guidance by means of approbations (haskamot) and shaped the Jewish book market up until the 19th century. Th…

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Tal Kogman, Tel Aviv, “Censorship”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_01137>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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