Halfon, the Traveling Merchant Scholar: Cairo Geniza Documents (India) (Hebrew Edition)

 
9789652351739: Halfon, the Traveling Merchant Scholar: Cairo Geniza Documents (India) (Hebrew Edition)
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Vol. A, by Mordechai Akiva Friedman, is entitled Halfon and Judah ha-Levi: The Lives of a Merchant Scholar and a Poet Laureate according to the Cairo Geniza Documents and is based on the documents published in vol. B. That volume, Halfon: The Traveling Merchant Scholar: Cairo Geniza Documents, publishes 105 documents of Halfon ha-Levi bar Netanel, including correspondence with the poet Judah ha-Levi. From the documents the image of Halfon emerges as a merchant engaging in international commerce, as well as a learned person. His letters are also informative about his family, in addition to persons with whom he came in contact from India to Spain. The volume of documents contains 174 pages of plates reproducing the original documents. The volumes are available only as a set.

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