A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo: The History of Cambridge University's Genizah Collection

1st Edition

Stefan Reif

Routledge
Published March 9, 2000
Reference - 300 Pages
ISBN 9780700713127 - CAT# RU30413
Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

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Summary

Explains how Cairo came to have its important Genizah archive, how Cambridge developed its interests in Hebraica, and how a number of colourful figures brought about the connection between the two centres. Also shows the importance of the Genizah material for Jewish cultural history.

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