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The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela: Travels in the Middle Ages
     

The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela: Travels in the Middle Ages

by Benjamin of Tudela, Marcus Nathan Adler, Michael A. Signer
 

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ISBN-10: 0911389091

ISBN-13: 9780911389098

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: NightinGale Resources

Benjamin of Tudela was a native of Spain whose travels from there to the East took place between 1169 and 1171 A.D. in the period of calm before the Third Crusade. He crossed Southern Europe, North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and visited Egypt before returning home.

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Benjamin of Tudela was a native of Spain whose travels from there to the East took place between 1169 and 1171 A.D. in the period of calm before the Third Crusade. He crossed Southern Europe, North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and visited Egypt before returning home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780911389098
Publisher:
NightinGale Resources
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
169
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introductions to Benjamin of Tudela
Signer Introduction, 198313
The World of Benjamin of Tudela15
Benjamin the Traveller20
Mobility and Stability: Benjamin's Hidden Formula for the Continuity of the Jewish People26
A Cultural Tradition: Benjamin and his Translators33
Adler Introduction, 190737
Islam in the Middle Ages37
The Object of Benjamin's Journey43
Bibliography45
Asher Introduction, 184047
Hebrew Preface55
The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela: His Book Commences as Follows:
Europe59
Europe to Asia75
To Africa127
Return to Europe137
Notes to Benjamin of Tudela143
Asher Bibliography155

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