“The Compassionate and Benevolent”: Jewish Ruling Elites in the Medieval Islamicate World
This is a monograph about the medieval Jewish community of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. Through deep analyses of contemporary historical sources, mostly documents from the Cairo Geniza, life stories, conducts and practices of private people are revealed. When put together these private biographies convey a social portrait of an elite group which ruled over the local community, but was part of a supra communal network.
|Reihe||Studies in the History and Culture of the Middle East|