Judaeo Arabic Studies [NOOK Book]

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The chapters published in this volume originate with papers presented at this first conference, and are now reproduced in a revised and up-dated format. The contributions draw as broad a picture as possible of the contemporary state of research on certain topics subsumed under the general title of Judaeo-Arabic Studies, such as the history of the Jews in Eastern and Western Arabic-speaking countries, their mores and customs, the phenomenon of Jewish sectarianism in those societies, the typology of Judaeo-Arabic ...
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Judaeo Arabic Studies

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Overview

The chapters published in this volume originate with papers presented at this first conference, and are now reproduced in a revised and up-dated format. The contributions draw as broad a picture as possible of the contemporary state of research on certain topics subsumed under the general title of Judaeo-Arabic Studies, such as the history of the Jews in Eastern and Western Arabic-speaking countries, their mores and customs, the phenomenon of Jewish sectarianism in those societies, the typology of Judaeo-Arabic literary and non-literary idioms, as well as philosophical thought and popular literature among the Arabic-speaking Jews.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134399932
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 274
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Opening Remarks of S. D. Goitein
List of Contributors
1 The Emergence of the Qayrawan Jewish Community and its Importance as a Maghrebi Community 1
2 Jewish Thought in Iraq in the 10th Century 15
3 Judaeo-Arabic Thought in Spain and North Africa: Problems and Prospects 33
4 The Linguistic Status of Medieval Judaeo-Arabic 45
5 Popular Literature in Medieval Jewish Arabic 59
6 Jewish Communal Organization in Medieval Egypt: Research, Results and Prospects 73
7 Judaeo-Arabic Mystical Writings of the XIIIth-XIVth Centuries 87
8 Philosophy or Exegesis: Perennial Problems in the Study of Some Judaeo-Arabic Authors 103
9 Developments in Jewish Marriage and Family Law as Reflected in the Cairo Geniza Documents 123
10 The Babylonian Encounter and the Exilarchic House in the Light of Cairo Geniza Documents and Parallel Arab Sources 135
11 The Meaning of Terms Designating Love in Judaeo-Arabic Thought and Some Remarks on the Judaeo-Arabic Interpretation of Maimonides 175
12 Jewish Aristotelianism: Trends from the 12th through the 14th Centuries 197
13 Philosophy or Exegesis: Some Critical Comments 213
14 The Jews of the Islamic West in the Perspective of "La Longue Duree" 229
15 Jewish Polemics against islam and Christianity in the Light of Judaeo-Arabic Texts 241
Index 251
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