Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Language, Gender and Law in the Judaeo-Islamic Milieu

Leiden: Brill, 2020. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xii, 196pp. Indices and bibliography. Text in English and Hebrew with some Arabic. Green buckram lettered in white with red band near top of spine. Illustrated with nine photographs of genizah fragments. A fine, as new copy.

The articles in this volume focus on the legal, linguistic, historical and literary roles of Jewish women in the Islamic world of the Middle Ages. Drawing heavily on manuscript evidence from the Cairo Genizah, the authors examine the challenges involved in the identification and interpretation of women’s letters from medieval Egypt, the registers of women’s written language, the relations between Jewish women and the Muslim legal system, the conversion of women, visions of women in Hell and gendered readings in the aggadic tradition of Judaism. (Publisher)

Contents: Genizah sociolinguistics : the language of women / Esther-Miriam Wagner -- The challenge of reading women's letters from the Cairo Genizah / Renée Levine Melammed -- Jewish women in Muslim legal venues : seven legal documents from the Cairo Genizah / Oded Zinger -- Captives, converts, and concubines : gendered aspects of conversion to judaism in the Medieval Near East / Moshe Yagur -- No (Jewish) women in Hell / Tali Artman-Partock -- Portrayals of biblical figures in lost Aggadic traditions from the Cairo Genizah : feminist considerations / Moshe Lavee. (OCLC)

Volume 82 in the Brill series "Etudes sur la Judaisme Medieval." (EJM). Also, Volume 10 in the Brill "Cambridge Genizah Studies" series. Fine. Item #52355
ISBN: 9789004422162

Price: $125.00

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