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Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Raymond P. Scheindlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judah Halevi, the great medieval Hebrew poet, abandoned home and family in Spain (al-Andalus) at the end of his life and traveled east to die in the Holy Land. This book narrates his journey, quoting ... More


SELF-REFLECTING-SELF: JEWISH MUSIC COLLECTING IN THE MIRROR OF MODERNITY

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Collecting music to provide mirrors for the reflection of self-identity had become a passion for modern Jews by the beginning of the twentieth century. Transforming the earlier storage chamber ... More


The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Timothy Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the historical process traditionally referred to as the fall of Rome and the rise of Islam from the perspective of the Red Sea, a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to ... More


Origins and Early History: Late Antiquity

Ruth Langer

in Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199783175
eISBN:
9780199919161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199783175.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Much has been written drawing on the sparse data pertaining to the origins of the birkat haminim. This chapter reviews that data and the literature on it, looking first at the inner-Jewish ... More


Under Early Islam: The Period of the Ge’onim and the Geniza

Ruth Langer

in Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199783175
eISBN:
9780199919161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199783175.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The earliest surviving texts of the birkat haminim were found in the Cairo geniza and date from c. 1000 CE. These texts allow a well-grounded discussion of the still highly flexible contents of the ... More


The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores Jewish commercial partnerships in medieval Egypt, and reveals Jewish merchants to have used economic cooperation as a vehicle for cultural identity formation and maintenance. ... More


Conclusion: The ‘Long’ Late Antiquity from the Perspective of the Red Sea

Timothy Power

in The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides an interpretative discussion of the Red Sea during the ‘long’ Late Antiquity. It begins by examining the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the Red Sea, before going on to ... More


Jewish, Islamic, or Mediterranean?: Historiography and the Cairo Geniza

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

in The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The first chapter briefly discusses the historiography of mercantile cooperation of Jews in Islamic lands seen particularly through the documents of the Cairo Geniza. It then proceeds to show at ... More


The Geniza, Jewish Identity, and Medieval Islamic Social and Economic History

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

in The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The fourth chapter traces out the implications of the second and third chapters for the organizing assumption of the Princeton School discussed in the first chapter. If Jewish merchants were educated ... More


Medieval Jewry in the Orbit of Islam

in Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter reports the medieval Jewry in the orbit of Islam, with particular reference to legal status and social and cultural interaction. Judah Halevy and Moses Maimonides were two of the most ... More


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