Judaeo-Arabic Studies: Proceedings of the Founding Conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Foreign Language Study - 256 pages
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The chapters published in this volume originate with papers presented at this first conference, and are now reproduced in a revised and up-dated format. The contributions draw as broad a picture as possible of the contemporary state of research on certain topics subsumed under the general title of Judaeo-Arabic Studies, such as the history of the Jews in Eastern and Western Arabic-speaking countries, their mores and customs, the phenomenon of Jewish sectarianism in those societies, the typology of Judaeo-Arabic literary and non-literary idioms, as well as philosophical thought and popular literature among the Arabic-speaking Jews.
 

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Contents

JudaeoArahic Thought in Spain and North Africa
33
The Linguistic Status of Medieval JudaeoArabic
45
Popular Literature in Medieval Jewish Arabic
59
JudaeoArabic Mystical Writings of the XlllthXIVth Centuries
87
Perennial Problems in the Study of Some
103
Developments in Jewish Marriage and Family Law
123
The Babylonian Encounter and the Exilarchic House in
135
The Meaning of Terms Designating Love in JudaeoArabic
175
Trends from the 12th through
197
Some Critical Comments
213
The Jews of the Islamic West in the Perspective of La Longue Duree
229
Jewish Polemics against Islam and Christianity in the Light
241
Index
251
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Norman Golb has achieved worldwide renown through his manuscript discoveries and historical writings. A prolific author and twice a Guggenheim Fellow, he is the first holder of the Rosenberger Chair in Jewish History and Civilization at the University of Chicago and a voting member of its celebrated Oriental Institute.

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