Abstract

For almost two thousand years, it has been customary in Rabbinic Judaism to set aside a depository(genizah) into which could be consigned Hebrew texts that had to be removed from circulation. The famous Cairo Genizah was amassed mainly between the tenth and thirteenth centuries and sheds light on all aspects of medieval Oriental life. Most of its fragmentary manuscripts are preserved at Cambridge University Library, and they provide unique infor-mation about relations between Jews, Muslims, and Christians in the Crusader period. The history of the Cambridge Genizah collection, since its acquisition over one hundred years ago, is almost as remarkable as its contents.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2166-3033
Print ISSN
2164-8034
Pages
pp. 123-131
Launched on MUSE
2002-05-01
Open Access
No
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