Stefania Silvestri

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Research interests

I am Research Associate at the John Rylands Research Institute and cataloguing the collection of manuscripts in Hebrew scripts at the John Rylands University Library. My past projects were focused on the Hebrew Bibles produced in Medieval Spain and Portugal, and ketubbot (Jewish marriage contracts) from Early Modern Venice. My current project investigates manuscripts from Early Modern Yemen, while focusing on their production and on the interactions between this book culture and the manuscript and printing cultures of the Arabian Peninsula and Europe.
Keywords:book history, codicology, Jewish Studies, manuscripts, paleography.
Studied area(s):Arabian Peninsula, Portugal, Spain, Yemen, Venice.
Studied period:1501-1800

Academic background

Institution(s):Manchester Metropolitan University.
Highest degree: PhD or equivalent.