A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo: The History of Cambridge University's Genizah Collection

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Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 277 pages
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Explains how Cairo came to have its important Genizah archive, how Cambridge developed its interests in Hebraica, and how a number of colourful figures brought about the connection between the two centres. Also shows the importance of the Genizah material for Jewish cultural history.
 

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Contents

1 A WONDROUS JEWISH SITE
1
2 THE CAMBRIDGE CONNECTION
23
3 DETAILS OF THE CAST
47
4 TEXTS IN TRANSIT
70
5 WHOLLY FOR BIBLE
98
6 IN RABBINIC GARB
121
7 POLITICS PLACES AND PERSONALITIES
149
8 EVERYDAY LIFE
181
9 BOOKISH AND LETTERED
208
10 A CENTURY REACHED
234
INDEXES
261
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Stefan C. Reif is Professor of Medieval Hebrew Studies, Director of Genizah Research and Fellow of St. John's College, University of Cambridge.

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