Types of Literature

Ancient Literature 

The Historical Dictionary Project has compiled all Hebrew compositions from the post-biblical era to the end of the geonic period.

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Medieval Literature

The first decades of the Historical Dictionary Project were primarily devoted to collection and analysis of ancient and Haskalah literature, leaving a seven-century gap, from the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries. The Academy has begun to fill this lacuna.

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Modern Hebrew Literature

Modern Hebrew writing constitutes an important building block in the formation of modern spoken Hebrew. The processes sparked by the printing revolution that continued with the creation of Mendele Mokher Seforim’s style and culminated in the renewal of Hebrew speech, laid the foundations for a modern secular Hebrew language.

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