S. D. GOITEIN. A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza, Vol. I: Economic. : A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab Foundations (Near Eastern Center, UCLA) (): S. D. Goitein. S. D. Goitein’s magisterial five-volume work on Jewish communities in the medieval Mediterranean world offers an unparalleled view of how people lived.

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Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. The result is an incomparably goiten and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century. Lassner has brought to vibrant and new life a great scholar’s masterpiece. Professor Goitein devoted the last thirty years of his long and productive life to their study, deciphering the language of the documents and organizing what he called a “marvelous treasure trove of manuscripts” into a coherent, fascinating picture of the society that created them.

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This has thrown new light on the whole study of the Middle Ages. Agnon was published by his daughter, Ayala Gordon, in If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

Inhe served as a senior education officer in Mandatory Palestine, responsible for Jewish and Arab Schools, and published books on methods of teaching the Bible and Hebrew. Volume 5, The Individual: Economic Foundations by S. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site.


In —23, Goitein mediterraneann the universities of Frankfurt and Berlin and studied Islamic history under Josef Horovitz. The documents included many letters from Jewish traders en route from Tunisia and Egypt to Yemen and ultimately to India.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The Cairo Geniza Documents as a Source. Since Jews began every letter or document with the words “With the q of God,” the papers reflected all aspects of everyday life in the countries of North Africa and bordering the Mediterranean.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. In he wrote a play called Pulcellina about the blood libel killings in Blois in The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community.

Goiteinscholar, administrator, professor, and author of or more books and articles in Hebrew goiteiin English, worked at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton until his death.

Inhe did research in Aden, questioning the Jews who gathered there from all parts of Yemen before being flown to Israel.


It is a rich, osciety view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs.

Related articles in Google Scholar. During —23 he studied Arabic and Islam at the University of Frankfurt under the guidance of the famous scholar Josef Horovitzwhile continuing his Talmudic study with a private teacher. About the Book This six-volume “portrait of a Mediterranean personality” is a composite portrait of the individuals who wrote the personal letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza.

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You could not be signed in. Volume I, subtitled Economic Foundationsgives an overview of the Mediterranean history, peoples, culture during the high middle ages; discusses the working class; the business world, and government’s role in commerce; and provides a complete description soviety travel and seafaring.

FromGoitein began his life’s work on the Cairo Geniza documents. Reviews “One of the best comprehensive histories of a culture in this century. A Bibliography of the writings of Prof.