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19 December 2010 @ 12:03 am
Medieval Mediterranean Manuscript fragments  
Completely not my thing, but I suspect of interest to some of the folks here... and who knows, it may someday be useful. (What? Research hoarder? Me? No, 'course not...)

"The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection is a window on the medieval world of the Mediterranean area. Its 140,000 manuscripts fragments, mainly in Hebrew and Arabic, shed light on the mundane as well as the religious and cultural activities of that world.The documents were rescued from the The Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo and the active programme of conservation and research being conducted at Cambridge University Library, where they are housed, is leading to all manner of exciting discoveries about Jewish religious, communal and personal life, Hebrew culture, settlement in the land of Israel and relations with Muslims and Christians from as early as the ninth and tenth centuries."
 
http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Taylor-Schechter/
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