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This noble house : Jewish descendants of King David in the medieval Islamic East

Author: Arnold E Franklin
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Jewish culture and contexts.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This Noble House examines the importance of biblical ancestry-especially the claim of descent from King David-for Jews living in the medieval Islamic world.

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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Named Person: David, King of Israel
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold E Franklin
ISBN: 0812244095 9780812244090
OCLC Number: 768792997
Description: xv, 297 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Sharīf of the Jewish nation" : reconceptualizing the House of David in the Islamic East --
"The truth of the pedigree" : documenting origins and the public performance of lineage --
Ancestry as authority : lineage and power in Near Eastern Jewish society --
"Designated in the past and for the future" : Davidic dynasts and medieval messianic anticipation --
"The sharīf of every people is well-born" : genealogy and the legitimization of minority culture --
Conclusion --
Appendix A. Halper 462 : transcription and translation --
Apendix B. A tentative list of Davidic dynasts datable between ca. 950 and ca. 1450.
Series Title: Jewish culture and contexts.
Responsibility: Arnold E. Franklin.
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