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Description - Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic Manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections by Avi Shivtiel

The present volume includes the Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic fragments of the New Series in the Cambridge Genizah Collections and is a continuation of the volume dealing with the Arabic Old Series compiled by Colin Baker and Meira Polliack and published by Cambridge in 2001. The majority of the manuscripts were written in the classical Genizah period (10th-13th centuries) and cover a wide range of subject matters. These include Bible translations and commentaries, translations and commentaries on Mishnah and Talmud, Jewish legal works, homilies, philosophical treatises, medicine, astronomy, astrology, calendrical treatises, magic, historical works, folk-tales and legends, and rhymed prose and poetry. There are also commercial accounts, various lists, orders of payment, writing exercises, personal and business letters, as well as legal and administrative documents. The total number of items described is in excess of 9,000.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521750875
ISBN-10: 0521750873
Format: Hardback
(304mm x 217mm x 44mm)
Pages: 798
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Avi Shivtiel

Avihai Shivtiel is Research Associate at the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, University Library Cambridge. Friedrich Niessen is Research Associate at the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, University Library Cambridge.