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A folk-book is a small-sized booklet, circulated in multiple variants in either handwritten or printed form, intended for the larger segments of society, mainly in early-modern time. In Jewish culture the folk-book was widely available as Jewish men were (almost) all literate. There are multiple genres of folk-books, from biblical stories, to translations of European romances, moral instruction booklets, and books of magic and sorcery, published in all Jewish languages used by the communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures
EditorsEmile Schrijver
Place of PublicationLeiden
ISBN (Electronic)978900441567
StatePublished - 2023


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