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Title: Karaite Anthology: Excerpts from the Early Literature
Author: Nemoy, Leon
Publisher: Yale University Press; Publication Date: 1987
Paperback; ISBN: 9780300039290
Volumes: 1; Pages: 438
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The Karaites, a small Jewish sect that arose twelve centuries ago and still exists today, was at one time the most outspoken and productive schismatic division in Judaism. The Karaites contributed much to the Jewish literature of the Middle Ages, for they developed their own corpus of theological dogmas, liturgy, juristic exegesis, metaphysical concepts, secular poetry, apologetics, and sermons. This anthology-the first of its kind in any language of the West-provides excerpts from the early Karaite literature (down to about the year 1500) representing the full range of their thought and belief. All extracts have been translated directly from Arabic, Aramaic, and Hebrew original sources.