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A Mediterranean society : an abridgment in one volume

Author: Shelomo Dov Goitein; Jacob Lassner
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelomo Dov Goitein; Jacob Lassner
ISBN: 0520217349 9780520217348 9780520240599 0520240596
OCLC Number: 40444152
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 503 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : communal organization --
Jewish ecumenical and territorial authorities --
The local community --
Community officials --
The social services --
Houses of worship --
Jews and the Muslim state as reflected in the Geniza --
A social being --
Social structure --
Education and the professional class --
Interfaith relations --
Communal jurisdiction --
Part II : the family and its values --
The house of the father --
Marriage --
The "house" or nuclear family --
The world of women --
Addendum : Genizah studies in the United States : its past and future to Near Eastern historiography.
Responsibility: S.D. Goitein ; revised and edited by Jacob Lassner.
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