The voice of the poor in the Middle Ages : an anthology of documents from the Cairo Geniza / Mark R. Cohen.

Author
Cohen, Mark R., 1943- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2005]
  • ©2005
Description
1 online resource (xii, 226 pages) : illustrations.

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Summary note
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 earlier work 'Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt'.
Notes
"Companion to ... Poverty and charity in the Jewish community of Medieval Egypt"--P. [xi].
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-208) and index.
Source of description
Description based on print version record.
Contents
PART ONE: LETTERS ABOUT THE POOR AND ABOUT CHARITY: Introduction -- Basic themes -- Taxonomy: structure and conjunction -- The foreign poor -- Indigent captives and refugees -- Debt and poll tax -- Women and poverty -- Letters regarding public charity -- PART TWO: CHARITY LISTS: Alms lists -- Donor lists -- PART THREE: EPILOGUE: Poverty and charity in the Fourteenth Century .
ISBN
  • 9781400850617 (electronic bk.)
  • 1400850614 (electronic bk.)
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