Leiden: Brill, 2010. First edition. Small quarto (11" x 7"). 5 vols. Double column text. Purple cloth, decorated and lettered in silver. This work contains over 2200 entries and is illustrated with over 250 photos, portraits, maps and drawings (some in color). A fine, as new set with Vols. 2-5 still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap (Vol. 5 is the index and resource volume).
"The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World" covers an area of Jewish history, religion, and culture which until now has lacked its own cohesive, discrete reference work. The Encyclopedia fills the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods." (Publisher)
Note: This is the only reference work of its kind with up-to-date research and bibliographies that make it indispensable for all levels of users. It was prepared by over 350 internationally renowned scholars from North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle. Item #51883