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- DescriptionA companion to Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt , this book contains the voices of the poor themselves, found in documents heretofore largely ignored. It provides access to the attitudes and philanthropic activities of the charitable, alongside the dramatic writings of the poor themselves.
- Author BiographyMark R. Cohen is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and a well-known authority on the Cairo Geniza and the history of the Jews in the medieval Islamic world. His books include Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egypt (Princeton), which won the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish history in 1981; Jewish Life in Medieval Egypt 641-1382 , translated into Arabic, 1987; The Autobiography of a Seventeenth-Century Venetian Rabbi: Leon Modena's Life of Judah (Princeton); and, most recently, Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages (Princeton), which has been translated into Hebrew, Turkish, and German.
- Author(s)Mark R. Cohen
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication26/09/2005
- GenreHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note8 halftones.
- Weight342 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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