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"From a sacred source" Genizah studies in honour of Stefan C. Reif

Outhwaite, Ben.

Leiden Netherlands ; Boston : Brill 2010

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  • Title:
    "From a sacred source" Genizah studies in honour of Stefan C. Reif
  • Author: Outhwaite, Ben.; Bhayro, Siam.; Reif, Stefan C., 1944-
  • Publisher: Leiden Netherlands ; Boston : Brill
  • Creation Date: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (464 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Subjects: Cambridge University Library. Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit; Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 -- Sources; Jews -- History -- 70-1789 -- Sources; Cairo Genizah; Manuscripts, Hebrew -- England -- Cambridge -- History
  • Description: In August 2007, leading scholars from the world of Genizah Studies assembled in Cambridge for a conference marking the retirement of Stefan Reif, Professor of Medieval Hebrew at the University of Cambridge and founder of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit. This collection of papers demonstrates the breadth and vitality of Genizah Studies today, much of which is due to Reif's efforts over his thirty-three years as director of the Unit.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Contents: Contents; Contributors; Preface; Stefan C. Reif: An Appreciation; Professor Stefan C. Reif: List of Publications; Legal Writing in Medieval Cairo: ""Copy"" or ""Likeness"" in Jewish Documentary Formulae; The Paper and Textile Industry in the Land of Israel and its Raw Materials in Light of an Analysis of the Cairo Genizah Documents; Is "The Cairo Genizah" a Proper Name or a Generic Noun? On the Relationship Between the Genizot of the Ben Ezra and the Dar Simha Synagogues
    Towards a Catalogue of the Magical, Astrological, Divinatory, and Alchemical Fragments from the Cambridge Genizah CollectionsThe Law of Power of Attorney in Maimonides' Code of Jewish Law; The Role of Egyptian Jews in Sixteenth-Century International Trade with Europe: A Chapter in Social-Economic Integration in the Middle East; The Contribution of Genizah Texts to the Study of Siddur Rabbi Solomon Ben Nathan; Genizah Documents as Literary Products; Judah Ha-Levi on Writing the Kuzari: Responding to a Heretic
    The Cairo Genizah Unearthed: The Excavations Conducted by the Count D'Hulst on Behalf of the Bodleian Library and their Significance for Genizah HistoryVocalised Judaeo-Arabic Manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah; Early Karaite Grammatical Thought as Reflected in a Commentary on Hosea; An Early Palimpsest Scroll of the Book of Kings from the Cairo Genizah; Compositional Technique in Qillirian Piyyutim for Rain and Dew; The Genizah and Jewish Communal History; Persian-Arabic Bilingualism in the Cairo Genizah Documents
    Orders of Payment, Orders of Supply, Instructions for Payment, and Statements of Credit in the Genizah and Other Collections at Cambridge UniversityThe Weakening of the Bourgeoisie: Social Changes Mirrored in the Language of the Genizah Letters; Eretz-Israel Mahzorim in the Genizah: From Palaeography to Liturgy; ""Consigned to the Genizah-But for Only a Third of a Century""; Index of Subjects; Index of Sources; PLATES
    Contributors; Preface; Stefan C. Reif: An Appreciation; Professor Stefan C. Reif: List of Publications; Legal Writing in Medieval Cairo: "Copy" or "Likeness" in Jewish Documentary Formulae; The Paper and Textile Industry in the Land of Israel and its Raw Materials in Light of an Analysis of the Cairo Genizah Documents; Is "The Cairo Genizah" a Proper Name or a Generic Noun? On the Relationship Between the Genizot of the Ben Ezra and the Dar Simha Synagogues; Towards a Catalogue of the Magical, Astrological, Divinatory, and Alchemical Fragments from the Cambridge Genizah Collections.
  • OCLC Number: 727944834
  • Identifier: ISBN1-283-12015-1;ISBN9786613120151;ISBN90-04-19059-7