Katrin Kogman Appel, Ilona Steimann (Hrsg.): Premodern Jewish Books, their Makers and Readers in an Era of Media Change, Brepols: Turnhout, 2024, ISBN: 978-2-503-60463-3
This volume brings together studies about books as artefacts within transitional zones. The history of the book from the handwritten to the printed medium is understood as a process marked by innovation and social change, but also by disorientation and bewilderment. The journey of a book from production to use was determined by a complex set of factors: communication among authors, makers of books, patrons, and readership; the emergence of publishers; and decisions to be made concerning production and publication.