Professor Goitein devoted the last thirty years of his long and productive life to their A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as. Shelomo Dov Goitein. University of California A Mediterranean Society: An Abridgment in One Volume · S. D. Goitein QR code for A Mediterranean Society. S. D. GOITEIN. A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza, Vol. I: Economic.
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He left the university with a dissertation on prayer in Islam. Article PDF first page preview. The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century. The documents included many letters from Jewish traders en route from Tunisia and Egypt to Yemen and ultimately to India.
Nagata No preview available – A Mediterranean Society was awarded the Haskins Medal of the Medieval Society after publication of the first two volumes. This has thrown new light on the whole study of the Middle Ages. The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community.
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An especially rich geniza with a large volume of correspondence was discovered in Old Cairo containing thousands of documents dating from the 9th to the 13th centuries.
Goitein explored and interpreted these texts as no other scholar had. Goitein’s lengthy correspondence with the Nobel Prize-winning author S. Teacher, administrator, and prolific writer, he was a preeminent scholar in the areas of Jewish-Arab relations and Islamic culture.
Education and the Professional Class. Essential reading for anyone studying Arab Jews in the classical period. Goitein sailing scholar sell sent ships Sicily silk silver sold Spain suftaja Syria textiles tion town trade Tripoli Tunisia wakil writing written.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: Goiteinscholar, administrator, professor, and author societ or more books and articles in Hebrew and English, worked at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton until his death. Volume 5, The Individual: The author refers throughout to other passages in his monumental work that amplify what is discussed in any particular section.
The divisions are arbitrary but helpful because of the wealth of information. Goitein’s magisterial five-volume work on Jewish communities in the medieval Mediterranean world offers an unparalleled view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs.
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Inhe socieyt as a senior education officer in Mandatory Palestine, responsible for Jewish and Arab Schools, and published books on methods of teaching the Bible and Hebrew. The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century.
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The Reflowering of Malaysian Islam: University of California Pr Amazon. Most of the letters are from the mids onwards, after Goitein left Israel, a move of which Agnon was highly critical.
Goitein University of California Press- History – pages 0 Reviews This six-volume “portrait of a Gotein personality” is a composite portrait of the individuals who wrote the msditerranean letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs. Don’t have an account? Inhe did research in Aden, questioning the Jews who gathered there from all parts goitsin Yemen before being flown to Israel.
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This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Subsequent volumes received mediterranaen National Jewish Book Award.
This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat Views Read Edit View history. Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that could not be thrown away because they might contain the name of God, had been removed to Cambridge University Library and other libraries around the world. He was brought up with both secular and Talmudic education.
In he wrote a play called Pulcellina about the blood libel killings in Blois in University of California Press. Inhe began his research of the language, culture and history of the Jews of Yemen.
The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as To understand the value of this distillation, we need to goitdin the remarkable, all-but-impenetrable cache of unique letters and documents found by accident in a genizaor repository of sacred writings, in Old Cairo.
Email alerts New issue alert. During —23 he giotein Arabic and Islam at the University of Frankfurt under the guidance of the famous scholar Josef Horovitzwhile continuing his Talmudic study with a private teacher. Agnon was published by his daughter, Ayala Gordon, mediterranezn Index of Geniza Texts. Goitein’s masterpiece is now abridged and reworked by Jacob Lassner in a single volume that captures the essential narratives and contexts of the original.
Lassner has brought to vibrant and new life a great scholar’s masterpiece. Citing articles via Google Scholar.