Wilhelm Bacher ; enl. by Bibliographie der Schriften Wilhelm Bachers compiled by Ludwig Blau and supplemented by Dénes Friedman and an article, Wilhelm Bacher, pioneer in the history of Hebrew linguistics, by Jack Fellman
The present volume reproduces two still unsurpassed accounts of the flourish and eventual decline of Hebrew linguistic scholarship covering the period from the 10th to the 16th century, at a time when Christian scholars and theologians - as a result of the Reformation with its emphasis on the authority of the Bible - began to study Hebrew. These studies are Wilhelm Bacher's Die Anfange der hebraischen Grammatik (Leipzig 1895) and Die hebraische Sprachwissenschaft vom X. bus zum XVI. Jahrhundert (Trier 1892). In addition, this volume contains a bibliography of Bacher's writings, compiled by his pupil and successor Ludwig Blau and supplemented in 1928 by Denes Friedman, and an introductory article by Jack Fellman.