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The Cambridge Genizah Collections: Their Contents and Significance
     

The Cambridge Genizah Collections: Their Contents and Significance

by Stefan C. Reif
 

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

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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.

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"This volume is an admirable work on several levels...The contributors have clearly been chosen for their specific levels of expertise, and each original paper reflects a correspondingly high quality of scholarship...This is an excellent resource for any scholar or educated layperson with an interest in Genizah. Moreover, it encourages inquiry into several larger subjects, which are illuminated in the Genizah materials." John D. Brolley

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ISBN-13:
9780521152976
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2011
Series:
Cambridge University Library Genizah Series , #1
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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