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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] ©2014
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cairo Geniza is the largest and richest store of documentary evidence for the medieval Islamic world. This book seeks to revolutionize the way scholars use that treasure trove. Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman draws on legal documents from the Geniza to reconceive of life in the medieval Islamic marketplace. In place of the shared practices broadly understood by scholars to have transcended confessional boundaries,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013021487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Isaac Ackerman-Lieberman
ISBN: 0804787166 9780804787161
OCLC Number: 872703482
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Sephardic Culture) 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 446 pages .)
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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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.  Read more...

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