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

A WONDROUS JEWISH SITE
1
THE CAMBRIDGE CONNECTION
23
DETAILS OF THE CAST
47
TEXTS IN TRANSIT
70
WHOLLY FOR BIBLE
98
IN RABBINIC GARB
121
POLITICS PLACES AND PERSONALITIES
149
EVERYDAY LIFE
181
BOOKISH AND LETTERED
208
A CENTURY REACHED
234
INDEXES
261
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