Constellations of Atlantic Jewish History, 1555-1890

Constellations of Atlantic Jewish History, 1555-1890

Constellations of Atlantic Jewish History, 1555-1890The Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica
Companion volume to the exhibition

Edited by Arthur Kiron; preface by Beth S. Wenger; prologue by Arnold H. Kaplan; and essays by Dianne Ashton, Aviva Ben-Ur, Arthur Kiron, Adam Mendelsohn, and Jonathan D. Sarna

This illustrated volume serves as a companion to the 2014 exhibition of highlights from the Kaplan Collection, including five scholarly essays that respond to and illuminate the selections of curator and editor Arthur Kiron. With a prologue by the collector, an introduction by the curator, an exhibition checklist, and a bibliography, it is a valuable introduction to the collection. The Kaplan Collection, donated to Penn in 2012 and considered to be the most important collection of its kind, consists of over 11,000 books, manuscripts, art, and everyday objects documenting commercial, social, religious, political, and cultural Jewish life from colonial times through the end of the 19th century.

Hardbound and softcover editions available
192 pages, full color
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Libraries (June 2014)
Size: 8.5″x 11″

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