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Goitein, Shelomo Dov 1900-1985

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Jews and Arabs : their contacts through the ages by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

66 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and Turkish and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mediterranean society; the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

40 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Islamic history and institutions by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and German and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goiteinʹs selection of studies dealing with Islamic history, religion, and institutions offers a wide-ranging, sensitive, and highly original introduction to a civilization by one who lived all his life studying and observing Islam. Eschewing simplistic notions, Goitein poses fundamental questions vis-à-vis Muslim religious thought and practice, the evolution of the Islamic state in the early Middle Ages, the characteristic facets of the civilization, and the periodization of its history. Although all but one of the essays deal with the first seven centuries of Islamic history, Goitein frequently draws important connections between the past and the present. A professional educator as well as researcher and scholar, Goitein with a clarity and orderliness makes his subtly reasoned conclusions accessible to students and scholars alike. He provides the reader with an opportunity to acquaint himself not only with the results of research, but also with the methods by which they were obtained. -- Back cover
Letters of medieval Jewish traders by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern international business has its origins in the overseas trade of the Middle Ages. Of the various communities active in trade in the Islamic countries at that time, records of only the Jewish community survive. Thousands of documents were preserved in the Cairo Geniza, a lumber room attached to the synagogue where discarded writings containing the name of God were deposited to preserve them from desecration. From them Professor Goitein has selected eighty letters that provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of the medieval Jewish traders. As the letters vividly illustrate, international trade depended on a network of personal relationships and mutual confidence. Organization was largely through partnerships, based usually on ties of common religion but often reinforced by family connections. Sometimes the partners of Jews were Christians or Muslims, and the letters show these merchants working together in greater harmony than has been thought, even in partnerships that lasted through generations. The services rendered to a friend or partner and those expected from him were great, and the book opens with an angry letter from a merchant who believed he had been let down by his friend.The life of a trader was full of dangers, as the letter describing a shipwreck illustrates, and put great strain on personal relationships. One of the most moving letters is that written to his wife by a man absent in India for many years while endeavoring to make the family's fortunes. Although never ceasing to love her and longing to be with her, he offers to divorce her if she feels she can wait for him no longer. A decisive event in the life of the great Jewish philosopher, Moses Maimonides, was the death of his brother David, who drowned in the Indian Ocean. Printed here is the last letter David wrote, describing his safe crossing of the desert and announcing his intention to go on to India, against his brother's instructions. Professor Goitein has provided an introduction and notes for each letter, and a general introduction describing the social and spiritual world of the writers, the organization of overseas trade in the Middle Ages, and the goods traded. The letters demonstrate that although it reached from Spain to India, the traders' world was a cohesive one through which these men could move freely and always feel at home.Originally published in 1974.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
From the land of Sheba; tales of the Jews of Yemen by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

18 editions published between 1947 and 1973 in English and German and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mediterranean society : an abridgment in one volume by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S.D. Goitein's five-volume work on Jewish communities in the medieval Mediterranean world has been abridged and reworked into this volume that captures the essential narratives and contexts
Studies in Judaism and Islam( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in a religious age by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

16 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India traders of the middle ages : documents from the Cairo Geniza : India book by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The India trade in Oriental spices, pharmaceutical, dyeing and other materials was the backbone of medieval economy, especially in the Islamic world. A unique source of documentation is now available in 11th-12th century Geniza letters, written in Judeo-Arabic (Middle Arabic in Hebrew characters), by participants in this activity. The documents are presented in translation with an introduction and notes. They deal with economic history and material, social, and spiritual civilization. Besides illuminating the activities of the traders of the Jewish Indian Ocean and their families in the territories from the Far East to southern Arabia and Egypt, the letters contain valuable information on Jewish and Islamic culture, relations between Jews and Arabs, Mediterranean culture, and Judeo-Arabic
A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza. Vol. III, The family by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six-volume "portrait of a Mediterranean personality" is a composite portrait of the individuals who wrote the personal letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza. Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that could not be thrown away because they might contain the name of God, had been removed to Cambridge University Library and other libraries around the world. Professor Goitein devoted the last thirty years of his long and productive life to their study, deciphering the language of the documents and organizing what he called a "marvelous treasure trove of manuscripts" into a coherent, fascinating picture of the society that created them. It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs. The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community. The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual. The divisions are arbitrary but helpful because of the wealth of information. The author refers throughout to other passages in his monumental work that amplify what is discussed in any particular section. The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century. Volume I, subtitled Economic Foundations, gives an overview of the Mediterranean (history, peoples, culture) during the high middle ages; discusses the working class; the business world, and government's role in commerce; and provides a complete description of travel and seafaring
Von den Juden Jemens; eine anthologie by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

19 editions published between 1934 and 1937 in German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jemenica : Sprichwörter und Redensarten aus Zentral-Jemen by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

5 editions published between 1934 and 1970 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza. Vol. 2, the community by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻIyunim ba-Miḳra : beḥinato ha-sifrutit ṿeha-ḥevratit by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in Hebrew and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and Arabs : a concise history of their social and cultural relations by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating history by an eminent scholar explores the relationship between Jews and Arabs, from their beginnings 3,000 years ago into the 1970s. Although originally written in 1954, it was revised in 1974 to extend its reach in the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The account remains current in its outlook because of the focus on social and cultural contacts as opposed to political and military issues. Its long-range examination of the reciprocal influence between these two peoples provides many valuable insights into the present-day impasse in their relations. Jews and Arabs encompasses numerous subjects of historical and contemporary relevance: the myth of the so-called Semitic races; the Jewish tradition in Islam; the actual and legal position of Jews under Arabic Islam; the rise of Jewish philosophy under Islamic influence; Jewish and Islamic mysticism and poetry; and law and ritual. Author S. D. Goitein was the first professor of Islamic studies at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, and this study reflects his 30 years of experience in the field, which includes surveys of Muslim religious literature, Oriental Jewish communities, and medieval Egyptian documents. Erudite and well written, this volume is indispensable to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the complexities of the Arab-Jewish relationship
A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in Yemen : an account of Joseph Halévy's journey to Najran in the year 1870 by Ḥayyim Ḥabshush( Book )

14 editions published between 1941 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six-volume "portrait of a Mediterranean personality" is a composite portrait of the individuals who wrote the personal letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza. Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that could not be thrown away because they might contain the name of God, had been removed to Cambridge University Library and other libraries around the world. Professor Goitein devoted the last thirty years of his long and productive life to their study, deciphering the language of the documents and organizing what he called a "marvelous treasure trove of manuscripts" into a coherent, fascinating picture of the society that created them. It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs. The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community. The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual. The divisions are arbitrary but helpful because of the wealth of information. The author refers throughout to other passages in his monumental work that amplify what is discussed in any particular section. The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century. Volume V, subtitled The Individual, draws a portrait of the individual--a social person who mingled within the community; addressed the challenges of poverty, illness, aging, and death; possessed friends, enemies, and lovers; prayed and responded within a religious community; learned, created, thought and taught
Horaʼat ha-ʻIvrit : darkhe ha-limud ba-miḳtsoʻot ha-ʻIvriyim by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1967 in Hebrew and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza
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Goiṭain, Sh. D. 1900-

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Goyṭayn, Šelōmō D. 1900-1985

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Gwyṭayyn, Priyṣ 1900-1985

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Гойтейн, Фридрих 1900-1985

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גויטיין פריץ 1900-1985

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جواتياين، س. د.، 1900-1985

س. د. جويتاين، 1900-1985

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غويتاين، شلومو دوب

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Studies in Islamic history and institutionsA Mediterranean society : an abridgment in one volumeIndia traders of the middle ages : documents from the Cairo Geniza : India bookA Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza. Vol. III, The familyA Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo GenizaA Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza. Vol. 2, the communityJews and Arabs : a concise history of their social and cultural relationsA Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo GenizaA Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza