A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza, Vol. IV: Daily Life

A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza, Vol. IV: Daily Life

by S. D. Goitein, Paula Sanders
     
 

In Volume IV of his magisterial study of the documents of the Cairo Geniza (a room where discarded writings were stored), S.D. Goitein examines the relationship between the Jewish community in the Islamic world of the tenth through the thirteenth century and its material civilization, the manmade objects that surrounded the members of that community and filled their… See more details below

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In Volume IV of his magisterial study of the documents of the Cairo Geniza (a room where discarded writings were stored), S.D. Goitein examines the relationship between the Jewish community in the Islamic world of the tenth through the thirteenth century and its material civilization, the manmade objects that surrounded the members of that community and filled their lives. He describes their towns, houses, furnishings, clothing, jewelry, and food and drink, illustrating his descriptions with quotations from the originals and translations of complete letters and documents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520048690
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/03/1983
Series:
Near Eastern Center, UCLA Series
Pages:
513
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.35(d)

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