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Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

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The Tripartite Mahzor Germany, early 14th century Parchment 14 1/4 X 9 1/2 In. (46.2 X 24.1 Cm) © Courtesy of Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

1109 Fifth Avenue (at 92nd Street)
New York, NY 10128
September 14th, 2012 - February 3rd, 2013
Opening: September 14th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM

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upper east side
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Thu 11-8; Fri-Tue 11-5:45
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DESCRIPTION
Crossing Borders features a superb selection of over fifty Hebrew, Latin, and Arabic manuscripts from Oxford University’s Bodleian Library, one of the world’s richest collections of manuscripts and printed books related to medieval European Jewish civilization. The manuscripts, many of them exquisitely illuminated, illustrate the fertile exchanges between Christians, Muslims and Jews in the fields of art, science, and popular culture. Included is one of the Bodleian's greatest treasures: the magnificent Kennicott Bible. Many of the works in the exhibition are on view in the United States for the first time.