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Title: The Cambridge Genizah Collections: Their Contents and Significance
Author: Reif, Stefan C Shulamit Reif (eds)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2002
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521813617
Volumes: 1; Pages: 256
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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.ContributorsStefan C. Reif, Menahem Kister, Michael L. Klein, Menahem Kahana, Neil Danzig, Joseph Yahalom, Haggai Ben-Shammai, Paul B. Fenton, Mordechai A. Friedman, Joel L. KraemerContentsPreface1. A centennial assessment of Genizah studies Stefan C. Reif2. Genizah manuscripts of Ben Sira Menahem Kister3. Targumic studies and the Cairo Genizah Michael L. Klein4. The Tannaitic Midrashim Menahem Kahana5. Two insights from a ninth-century liturgical handbook: the origins of Yequm Purqan and Qaddish de-Hadata Neil Danzig6. Judah Halevi: records of a visitor from Spain Joseph Yahalom7. Medieval history and religious thought Haggai Ben-Shammai8. Jewish-Muslim relations in the Medieval Mediterranean area Paul B. Fenton9. On marital age, violence and mutuality in the Genizah documents Mordechai A. Friedman10. Women speak for themselves Joel L. Kraemer.