Heresy and the Politics of Community : the Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate /

In a book with a bold new view of medieval Jewish history, written in a style accessible to nonspecialists and students as well as to scholars in the field, Marina Rustow changes our understanding of the origins and nature of heresy itself. Scholars have long believed that the Rabbanites and Qaraite...

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Main Author: Rustow, Marina.
Format: eBook
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, [2014]
Series:Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations and Maps
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Transliteration, Transcription, and Citations
  • Introduction
  • Abbreviations
  • Part I: The Shape of the Jewish Community
  • 1. The Tripartite Community
  • 2. Jewish Book Culture in the Tenth Century
  • 3. The Limits of Communal Autonomy
  • Part II: Rabbanites, Qaraites, and the Politics of Leadership
  • 4. Qaraites and the Politics of Powerlessness
  • 5. "Nothing but Kindness, Benefit, and Loyalty": Qaraites and the Ge'onim of Baghdad
  • 6. "Under the Authority of God and All Israel": Qaraites and the Ge'onim of Jerusalem
  • 7. "Glory of the Two Parties": Petitions to Qaraite Courtiers
  • 8. The Affair of the Ban of Excommunication in 1029
  • Part III: Scholastic Loyalty and Its Limits
  • 9. Rabbanite-Qaraite Marriages
  • 10. In the Courts: Legal Reciprocity
  • Part IV: The Origins of Territorial Governance
  • 11. Avignon in Ramla: The Schism of 1038-42
  • 12. The Tripartite Community and the First Crusade
  • Epilogue: Toward a History of Jewish Heresy
  • Glossary
  • Guide to Places and People
  • Manuscript Sources
  • Bibliography
  • Index.