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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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. In —23, Goitein attended the universities of Frankfurt and Berlin and studied Islamic history under Josef Horovitz.
Medoterranean PDF first page preview. The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community.
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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Reviews “One of the best comprehensive histories of a culture in this century. The papers were mostly written in Judeo-Arabic characters.
Goiteinscholar, administrator, professor, and author of or more books and articles in Hebrew and English, worked at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton until his death.
The Cairo Geniza Documents as a Source. About the Author S. Other editions – View all A Mediterranean Society: Inhe began his sodiety of the language, culture and history of the Jews of Yemen.
Shelomo Dov Goitein
Views Read Edit View history. Goitein was awarded honorary degrees from many universities. Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that could not be thrown away because they might contain the name of God, had been removed to Cambridge University Library and other libraries around the world.
The greatest value of this outstanding contribution is in making the vast geniza data accessible, while providing contextualization. He received research awards from GuggenheimHarveyand the MacArthur lifetime fellowship Email alerts New issue alert.
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. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
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A Mediterranean Society was awarded the Haskins Medal of the Medieval Society after publication of the first two volumes.
It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs.
Sign In Forgot password? Goitein explored and interpreted these texts as no other scholar had. The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Citing articles via Google Scholar.
The Reflowering of Malaysian Islam: Don’t have an account? The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century.
Teacher, administrator, and prolific writer, he was a preeminent scholar in the areas of Jewish-Arab relations and Islamic culture.
You do not currently have access to this article. In the yearGoitein fulfilled his lifelong dream and immigrated together with Gershom Scholem sailing to Palestinewhere he stayed for thirty-four years. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. During —23 he studied Arabic and Islam at the University of Frankfurt under the guidance of the famous scholar Josef Gpiteinwhile continuing his Talmudic study with a private teacher.