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Cheap books in medieval egypt: rotuli from the cairo geniza

Abstract:

Cheap books produced and read by medieval Jews in the East have been little studied so far. The main source for the study of Hebrew book culture in general and popular and cheap books in particular is the Cairo Geniza. Only a few documents contain explicit information about the books’ costs of production and prices. However, as it is argued in this paper, additional information can be deduced from the extant book fragments themselves. Taking as an example frag...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1163/2212943x-00401007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Intellectual History of the Islamicate World Journal website
Volume:
04
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
82-101
Publication date:
2016
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EISSN:
2212-943X
ISSN:
2212-9421
Pubs id:
pubs:1022293
URN:
uri:2d985402-9284-4aae-9b9f-10ec61d0ed0d
UUID:
uuid:2d985402-9284-4aae-9b9f-10ec61d0ed0d
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pubs:1022293
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