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A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza. Volume V:

by Goitein, S.D. [Gotein, Shelomo Dov]

Condition: Some binding corner bumps. Minor rubbing. VG., dustwrapper.


Some binding corner bumps. Minor rubbing. VG., dustwrapper. Historical Sociology Univ. of California Press Berkeley 1988 orig.cloth 24x16cm, xxx,657 pp. Full title concludes:..."Volume V: The Individual: Portrait of a Mediterranean Personality of the High Middle Ages as Reflected in the Cairo Geniza". Contents: A Social Being; Gatherings; Introducing the People of the Geniza: Weekends and Holidays; Holy Shrines and Pilgrimages; Calls and Visits; Congratulations and Condolences; Hospitality; Pastimes; Challenges; Hard times; Poverty; Illness; Old Age; Death; Expectations and Preparations: A Communal Event; Living with the Dead; Awareness of Personality; The Ideal Person; Character Study: The Principal Virtues: Honor and Honesty; 'Your Noble Self.' Considerateness; The Personal Touch in Letters to and from Women; Expressions of Sensitivity: Moods; Rank and Renown; Friendship and Enmity; On the Nature and History of Friendship: Friendship among Intellectuals; Breaking off; Envy and Enmity; Sex; The True Believer; Trust in the Merciful; Close to God; Member of God's Community; Schism and Counterreformation; The Karaite Response to the Fall of Jerusalem in July 1099; Counterreformation; Messianic Expectations and the World to Come; The World to Come; The Prestige of Scholarship; Survey; The Talmudic Scholar and Student of the Law; The Physician and Student of the Sciences; The Astronomer and Astrologer; The Master of Language; The Poet; Seven Portraits; An All-Around Education; Scholarship as a Profession; Scholarship as an Avocation; Interconfessional Learned Contacts; Judah ha-Levi: Poet Laureate, Religious Thinker, Communal Leader,Physician; Pious women; A Perfect Man with a Tragic Fate: Abraham


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