Jewish Travellers in the Middle Ages: 19 Firsthand Accounts

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Rich in human experience and historic detail, these fascinating accounts portray the activities of Jewish scholars, merchants, pilgrims, ambassadors, and other wanderers. Nineteen engaging narratives, some of them 12 centuries old, offer rare perspectives on the unfolding drama of life in medieval Europe, the Near East, and Africa.

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Overview

Rich in human experience and historic detail, these fascinating accounts portray the activities of Jewish scholars, merchants, pilgrims, ambassadors, and other wanderers. Nineteen engaging narratives, some of them 12 centuries old, offer rare perspectives on the unfolding drama of life in medieval Europe, the Near East, and Africa.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780486253978
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
"EGINHARD OF FRANCONIA, A.D. 801"
"IBN KHORDÂDHBEH, c. 817"
"ELDAD THE DANITE, c. A.D. 880"
"THE EPISTLE OF R. CHISDAI IBN SHAPRUT TO THE KING OF THE KHOZARS AND THE KING'S REPLY, c. 960"
"JUDAH HALEVI, 1085-1140"
"BENJAMIN OF TUDELA, 1165-73"
"RABBI PETACHIA OF RATISBON, 1170-87"
RABBI JACOB BEN R. NATHANIEL HA COHEN. TWELFTH CENTURY
THE CAIRO GENIZA. THIRTEENTH CENTURY
ITINERARY OF RABBI SAMUEL BEN SAMSON IN 1210
"JUDAH-AL-HARIZI, c. 1216"
"RABBI JACOB, THE MESSENGER OF RABBI JECHIEL OF PARIS, 1238-44"
"ISAAC BEN JOSEPH IBN CHELO. THE ROADS FROM JERUSALEM, 1334"
"ELIJAH OF FERRARA, 1434"
"RABBI MESHULLAM BEN R. MENAHEM OF VOLTERRA, 1481. I. II"
"OBADIAH DA BERTINORO, 1487-90"
"DAVID REUBENI, 1523-27"
"JEMSEL THE KARAÏTE, 1641"
"DAVID AZULAI, 1755"
NOTES
INDEX

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