Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic Manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections: Taylor-Schechter New Series (Cambridge University Library Genizah Series No
By: Friedrich Niessen (editor), Avi Shivtiel (editor)Hardback
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This volume is a continuation of the catalogue compiled by Colin F. Baker and Meira Polliack, Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic Manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections: Arabic Old Series (T-S Ar. 1a-54) published in 2001, and covers the manuscripts in the New Series. The volume describes almost 9,500 Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic fragments of the Cairo Genizah. The manuscripts include Bible translations and commentaries, philosophical, medical and historical texts, as well as business and private letters. They will be of interest to scholars from a broad range of fields including theology, history of the Middle East, Jewish studies, Middle Arabic, comparative Semitic studies, medicine, mathematics and geography. These manuscripts offer a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of the Jews living in Arab lands in the medieval period.
Avihai Shivtiel is Research Associate at the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, University Library Cambridge. Friedrich Niessen is Research Associate at the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, University Library Cambridge.
Introduction; Description of the manuscripts; Index of sources; Index of names and places; Index of subjects; Bibliography and short titles; Plates.
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