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The business of identity : Jews, Muslims, and economic life in medieval Egypt

Author: Phillip Isaac Ackerman-Lieberman
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book seeks to revolutionize the way scholars use the treasure trove of the Cairo Geniza, the largest and richest store of documentary evidence for the medieval Islamic world.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Isaac Ackerman-Lieberman
ISBN: 9780804785471 0804785473 9780804787161 0804787166
OCLC Number: 843858275
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Sephardic Culture) 2014
Description: xiv, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Jewish, Islamic, or Mediterranean? : historiography and the Cairo Geniza --
Partnership as culture : Jewish law and Jewish life --
Commercial forms and legal norms in the Jewish community of medieval Egypt --
The Geniza, Jewish identity, and medieval Islamic social and economic history --
Appendix : fifteen legal documents concerning partnership.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Responsibility: Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman.

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