Publisher description for Synagogues of Europe : architecture, history, meaning / Carol Herselle Krinsky.


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Carol Herselle Krinsky. Wide-ranging study, enhanced with over 250 superb illustrations, offers a fascinating, authoritative history of the Jewish house of worship from antiquity to modern times. Describes their functions, furnishings, and architectural changes through the centuries, with specific accounts of individual European synagogues and insightful discussions of fortifications, materials of construction, women’s galleries, the impact of the Reform Movement, architectural styles and more.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Synagogue architecture Europe, Synagogues Europe