India Traders of the Middle Ages: Documents from the Cairo Geniza 'India Book'

India Traders of the Middle Ages: Documents from the Cairo Geniza 'India Book'

by Shelomo Dov Goitein, S. D. Goitein
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004154728

ISBN-13: 9789004154728

Pub. Date: 11/26/2007

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

The annotated and translated letters of 11th-12th century traders of the Jewish Indian Ocean, found in the Cairo Geniza, provide fascinating information on commerce between the Far East, Yemen and the Mediterranean, medieval material, social, and spiritual civilization among Jews and Arabs, and Judeo-Arabic.

Overview

The annotated and translated letters of 11th-12th century traders of the Jewish Indian Ocean, found in the Cairo Geniza, provide fascinating information on commerce between the Far East, Yemen and the Mediterranean, medieval material, social, and spiritual civilization among Jews and Arabs, and Judeo-Arabic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004154728
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/26/2007
Series:
Etudes sur le judaisme medieval Series, #31
Pages:
898
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION
Chapter One Letters and Documents on the India Trade in Medieval Times—A Preview
Chapter Two Dramatis Personae
A. Joseph b. David Lebdi and his Family
B. Maḍmūn b. Ḥasan-Japheth and his Family
B1. Maḥrūz b. Jacob
C. Abraham Ben Yijū and his Family
C1. The Ibn al-Amshāṭī Family
Chapter Three Select Studies on Shipping and Travel
A. Nākhudās—Shipowners and Captains
B. Dangers in Travel and in Shipping Goods by Land and Sea
SECTION TWO: THE DOCUMENTS
Chapter One Joseph B. David Lebdi and his Family
A. Lawsuit of Jekuthiel al-Ḥakīm vs. Joseph Lebdi
B. Lawsuit of Ibn Sughmār vs. Joseph Lebdi
C. Additional Geniza Papers on Joseph Lebdi
D. The Lebdi Family
Chapter Two Maḍmūn B. Ḥasan-Japheth, Prince of Yemenite Jewry, and his Family
A. Ḥasan b. Bundār, his Brothers Abraham and Isaac, and Elder Son Bundār II
B. Business Letters Sent by Maḍmūn b. Ḥasan to India
C. Letters and Memoranda Sent by Maḍmūn to Egypt (Cairo-Fustat)
D. Internal Yemenite Affairs
E. Hebrew Poems by Abraham Ben Yijū in Honor of Maḍmūn
F. Joseph b. Abraham b. Bundār, Maḍmūn’s Cousin
G. Khalaf b. Isaac b. Bundār, Maḍmūn’s Cousin
H. Maḥrūz b. Jacob son of Maḍmūn’s Paternal Aunt
I. Maḍmūn b. Ḥasan’s Descendents
J. Shipwrecked Merchants, Whose Estates were Cared for by Maḍmūn I and his Successors
Chapter Three Abraham Ben Yijū and his Family
A. Letters sent to Ben Yijū by Maḍmūn b. Ḥasan (See II, 13–31)
B. Letters sent to Ben Yijū by Joseph b. Abraham
C. Letters sent to Ben Yijū by Khalaf b. Isaac
D. Documents Related to Abraham Ben Yijū During his Stay in India and Yemen
E. Correspondence after Leaving India and while Returning ‘Home’
List of Works Cited and Abbreviations
Indexes
Indexes of Geniza Texts and Literary Sources
Name and Subject Index

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