The Cambridge Genizah Collections: Their Contents and Significance / Edition 1

The Cambridge Genizah Collections: Their Contents and Significance / Edition 1

by Stefan C. Reif
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521813611

ISBN-13: 9780521813617

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection of original contributions by an international group of experts summarizes recent developments in Genizah research. It begins with an overview of a century of work on the famous Taylor-Schechter Collection of Hebrew manuscripts at Cambridge University Library. The essays are an introduction to important intellectual, religious and social developments

Overview

This collection of original contributions by an international group of experts summarizes recent developments in Genizah research. It begins with an overview of a century of work on the famous Taylor-Schechter Collection of Hebrew manuscripts at Cambridge University Library. The essays are an introduction to important intellectual, religious and social developments in the Jewish communities of the medieval Islamic world. They appeal to scholars with interests in Hebrew and Jewish studies, semitics, religious studies and aspects of medieval history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521813617
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge University Library Genizah Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 11.73(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. A centennial assessment of Genizah studies Stefan C. Reif; 2. Genizah manuscripts of Ben Sira Menahem Kister; 3. Targumic studies and the Cairo Genizah Michael L. Klein; 4. The Tannaitic Midrashim Menahem Kahana; 5. Two insights from a ninth-century liturgical handbook: the origins of Yequm Purqan and Qaddish de-Hadata Neil Danzig; 6. Judah Halevi: records of a visitor from Spain Joseph Yahalom; 7. Medieval history and religious thought Haggai Ben-Shammai; 8. Jewish-Muslim relations in the Medieval Mediterranean area Paul B. Fenton; 9. On marital age, violence and mutuality in the Genizah documents Mordechai A. Friedman; 10. Women speak for themselves Joel L. Kraemer.

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