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voice of the Jewish poor in the Middle Ages from the Cairo Geniza

Mark R. Cohen

voice of the Jewish poor in the Middle Ages from the Cairo Geniza

by Mark R. Cohen

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Published by Hunter College of the City University of New York in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jews -- Egypt,
  • Jews -- Egypt -- Social conditions,
  • Poor -- Egypt,
  • Poverty -- Religious aspects -- Judaism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMark R. Cohen.
    SeriesOccasional papers in Jewish history and thought -- 26, Occasional papers in Jewish history and thought (Hunter College. Jewish Social Studies Program) -- 26.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS135.E4 C635 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18 p. ;
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16632991M
    LC Control Number2007369345

      This book, by one of the top scholars in the field, is the first comprehensive book to study poverty in a premodern Jewish community--from the viewpoint of both the poor and those who provided for them. Mark Cohen mines the richest body of documents available on Author: David Hollander. The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages, containing an anthology of relevant documentary sources from the Cairo Geniza in English translation, will be published by the same press. Moshe Weinfeld, SocialJustice in Ancient Israel and in the Ancient Near East (Minneapolis, ).

      A professor at Princeton University from , Cohen is the author of Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt (Princeton University Press, ), The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages: An Anthology of Documents from the Cairo Geniza (Princeton University Press, ), and Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the. Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egypt: The Origins of the Office of the Head of the Jews, ca. - Ebook written by Mark R. Cohen. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egypt: The Origins of the Office of the Head of the Jews, ca Author: Mark R. Cohen.

    A world-renowned historian of Jews in the medieval Islamic world and mentor to a generation of young scholars of the historical documents of the Cairo Geniza, Mark’s published work includes stud­ies of Muslim-Jewish relations, Jewish social and economic history, the structure and functioning of the Jewish community, the Cairo Geniza, and. The voice of the poor in the Middle Ages: an anthology of documents from the Cairo Geniza / [edited by] Mark R. Cohen Cohen, Mark R., [ Book: ] View online (access conditions) At 4 libraries.


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Voice of the Jewish poor in the Middle Ages from the Cairo Geniza by Mark R. Cohen Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages provides access to the attitudes and philanthropic activities of the charitable, alongside the dramatic writings of the poor themselves, whether penned in their own hands or dictated to a scribe or family member. The book also allows a rare glimpse into the women of the Middle Ages, as well as into the.

The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages: An Anthology of Documents from the Cairo Geniza (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World) by Mark R. Cohen |. A companion to Cohen's other volume, Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt, the book presents more than ninety letters, alms lists, donor lists, and other related documents from the Geniza, a hidden chamber for discarded papers, situated inside a wall in a Cairo synagogue.

Cohen has translated these documents, providing. "Scholars and students of the Cairo Geniza, the medieval Muslim world, and the history of poverty and charity will find here a rich trove of newly-translated petitions, poor rolls, lists of benefactors, and letters of recommendation.

They afford a rare view of the workings of charity and the world of the poor in the Middle Ages."Cited by: 9. Now, for the first time, the voices of the poor in the Middle Ages come to life in this moving book by historian Mark Cohen.

A companion to Cohen's other volume, Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt, the book presents more than ninety letters, alms lists, donor lists, and other related documents from the Geniza, a. Voice of the Jewish Poor in the Cairo Genizah,” in Semitic Papyrology in Con-text, ed.

Lawrence Schiffman (Leiden and Boston: Brill, ), – A few of the texts were published by me in “Four Judaeo-Arabic Petitions of the Poor from the Cairo Geniza,” in Cited by: 9. The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages: An Anthology of Documents from the Cairo Geniza Mark R.

Cohen They are voices that have been silent for centuries: those of captives and refugees, widows and orphans, the blind and infirm, and the underclass of the "working poor.".

The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. They are voices that have been silent for centuri /5(2). Poverty and Charity in Christendom. POVERTY, UNDERSTOOD in the usual sense of ‘destitution,’ was a permanent feature of the Middle Ages.” With these words, Michel Mollat opens his classic study The Poor in the Middle in good measure to the scholarly leadership of Mollat beginning in the s, the history of the poor has come to occupy an important place in the study of non.

The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages by Mark R. Cohen,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2). Unformatted text preview: THE VOICE OF THE POOR 5 IN THE MIDDLE AGES AN ANTHOLOGY OF DOCUMENTS FROM THE CAIRO GENIZA W Mark R.

Cohen PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS PRINCETON AND OXFORD INTRODUCTION We and observations compiled by their literate social superiors, from the tax collector to the inquisitor's clerk, and from the judge of criminals to the.

Get this from a library. The voice of the poor in the Middle Ages: an anthology of documents from the Cairo Geniza. [Mark R Cohen] -- Mark Cohen presents not only a case-study of medieval Jewish life, but structural aspects of poverty and charity generally un-noticed.

His anthology comprises letters and other documents used in his. Mark R. Cohen (born Ma ) is an American scholar of Jewish history in the Muslim world.

Cohen is Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor Emeritus of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He is a leading scholar of the history of Jews in the Middle Ages under Islam.

His research relies greatly on documents from the Cairo Alma mater: Brandeis University, Princeton University.

Get this from a library. Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages: an Anthology of Documents from the Cairo Geniza. [Mark R Cohen] -- They are voices that have been silent for centuries: those of captives and refugees, widows and orphans, the blind and infirm, and the underclass of the ""working poor."" Now, for the first time, the.

What was it like to be poor in the Middle Ages. In the past, the answer to this question came only from institutions and individuals who gave relief to the less fortunate. This book, by one of the top scholars in the field, is the first comprehensive book to study poverty in a premodern Jewish community--from the viewpoint of both the poor and those who provided for them.

Mark Cohen mines the. Mark R. Cohen is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and a well-known authority on the Cairo Geniza and the history of the Jews in the medieval Islamic world. His publications include more than 80 articles and reviews and several books, among them: Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egypt (Princeton), which won the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Author: Mark R.

Cohen. Complemented by the author's collection of primary sources in translation, The voice of the poor in the Middle Ages: an anthology of documents from the Cairo Geniza, on which the research is based.

Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and indexes. particularly well-documented place and period of the premodern Jewish past—medieval Egypt.

With its nearly unique access to the actual voice of the poor through the Cairo Geniza, it strives to write “history from be­ low” and “history from above” together. Normally a study like this would seek its historiographical contextFile Size: KB.

Synagogue, Cairo (London, ). See my “Jewish and Islamic Life in the Middle Ages: Through the Window of the Cairo Geniza,” in a book on Jewish-Islamic creative coexistence to be edited by Joseph Montville. Also Joseph Sadan, “Genizah and Genizah-Like Practices in Islamic and Jewish Traditions,” Bibliotheca Orien­ talis.

Jews and Muslims in the Middle Ages. Posted on January 6, | 2 Comments. His most recent works include Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt and The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages: An Anthology of Documents from the Cairo Geniza.

The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages: An Anthology of Documents from the Cairo Geniza. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, xii, pp. - Volume 32 Issue 1 - Peregrine Horden Read.A child’s alphabet and doodles, circa years old, from the Cairo Geniza, part of the Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo exhibit on display from Ap (Cambridge.The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages An Anthology of Documents from the Cairo Geniza.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PR95 € / $ / £* Add to Cart. eBook (PDF) Letters About the Poor and About Charity. Introduction. Pages 3 .