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Jewish-Muslim Intellectual History Entangled: Textual Materials from the Firkovitch Collection, Saint Petersburg

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dc.contributor.author Schmidtke, Sabine
dc.contributor.author Thiele, Jan
dc.contributor.author Madelung, Wilferd
dc.contributor.author Chiesa, Bruno
dc.contributor.author Adang, Camilla
dc.contributor.author Hamdan, Omar
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-18T20:11:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-18T20:11:42Z
dc.identifier.citation Jewish-Muslim Intellectual History Entangled: Textual Materials from the Firkovitch Collection, Saint Petersburg, ed. Camilla Adang, Bruno Chiesa (ז"ל), Omar Hamdan, Wilferd Madelung, Sabine Schmidtke, Jan Thiele, Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers [forthcoming] (Cambridge Semitic Language and Cultures) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2632-6906 (Print); 2632-6914 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12111/7899
dc.description I. ʿAbd al-Ǧabbār al-Hamaḏāni commenting on Abū Hāšim al-Ǧubbāʾī (edited by Omar Hamdan, Sabine Schmidtke, and Jan Thiele) II. ʿAbd al-Ǧabbār al-Hamaḏānī commenting on al-Ṣāḥib b. ʿAbbād: Addenda (edited by Omar Hamdan, Sabine Schmidtke, and Jan Thiele) III. Nukat al-Muġnī (vols 1-3), an anonymous abbreviated recension of ʿAbd al-Ǧabbār al-Hamadhānī's K. al-Muġnī (edited by Omar Hamdan, Sabine Schmidtke, and Jan Thiele) IV. ʿAbd Allāh b. Saʿīd al-Labbād on Natural Philosophy (edited by Omar Hamdan and Sabine Schmidtke) V. al-Uṣūl al-muhaḏḏbiyya, by Sahl b. Faḍl al-Tustarī (edited by Wilferd Madelung and Sabine Schmidtke) VI. K. Laḏḏāt al-ḏāt fī iṯbāt waḥdat al-ṣifāt, by al-Faḍl b. al-Mufarraǧ (edited by Omar Hamdan, Sabine Schmidtke, and Jan Thiele) VII. Radd Ifḥām al-Yahūd, by an anonymous Rabbanite author (edited by Camilla Adang, Bruno Chiesa (ז"ל), and Sabine Schmidtke) en_US
dc.description.abstract Jewish-Muslim Intellectual History Entangled unearths forgotten textual materials that once belonged to the library of the Karaite community in Cairo and that were eventually abandoned in their synagogue’s storeroom, or geniza. Consigned to oblivion for centuries, a great many of these manuscripts were sold in the second half of the nineteenth century by Abraham Firkovitch to the National Library of Russia in St Petersburg, where they remained inaccessible to most scholars until the end of the Cold War. The texts from the former Karaite library of Cairo cover almost the entire spectrum of medieval literary genres and scholarly disciplines. In spite of their origin in the Jewish community, they include copies in Hebrew and Arabic characters of works by Jewish, Muslim and sometimes Christian authors. Regardless of their poor material condition—which is typical for geniza manuscripts—the fragmentary remains of the Karaite library are invaluable sources for historians of the Middle East: in many cases, they provide unique access to an otherwise lost body of literature from the medieval Islamicate world. The present volume includes fragments of five texts by adherents of the Muʿtazila, a school of rational theology that emerged in the eighth century CE and that was soon declared heretical by a majority of Muslim scholars. The five texts include Karaite copies and recensions of works by Muslim authors, notably ʿAbd al-Jabbār al-Hamadhānī and ʿAbd Allāh b. Saʿīd al-Labbād, as well as original Jewish Muʿtazilī treatises. The collection is concluded by an anonymous Rabbanite refutation of the highly influential polemical tract against Judaism, entitled Ifḥām al-yāhūd. All texts are edited here for the first time. This collection of previously unknown texts offers unprecedented insights into the intellectual crossroads between Muslims and Jews of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
dc.publisher Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers (Cambridge Semitic Language and Cultures) en_US
dc.subject Jewish Mu'tazila en_US
dc.subject Abd al-Jabbar al-Hamadhani en_US
dc.subject qadi al-Labbad en_US
dc.subject al-Sahib b. Abbad en_US
dc.subject Abu Hashim al-Jubba'i en_US
dc.subject ʿAbd Allāh b. Saʿīd al-Labbād en_US
dc.subject al-Uṣūl al-muhaḏḏbiyya en_US
dc.subject Sahl b. Faḍl al-Tustarī en_US
dc.subject K. Laḏḏāt al-ḏāt fī iṯbāt waḥdat al-ṣifāt en_US
dc.subject al-Faḍl b. al-Mufarraj en_US
dc.subject Radd Ifḥām al-Yahūd en_US
dc.subject Nukat al-Mughnī en_US
dc.subject al-Mughni fi abwab al-tawhid wa-l-adl en_US
dc.title Jewish-Muslim Intellectual History Entangled: Textual Materials from the Firkovitch Collection, Saint Petersburg en_US
dc.title.alternative تشابك التاريخ الفكريّ عند المسلمين واليهود: نصوص من مجموعة فركوفيتش، سانت بطرسبورغ
dc.type Book en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.11647/OBP.0214
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-6181-5065


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