Jewish Domestic Architecture in San'a, Yemen: Rathjens, Carl Jewish Domestic Architecture in San'a, Yemen: Rathjens, Carl

Jewish Domestic Architecture in San'a, Yemen

Rathjens, Carl

Published by The Israel Oriental Society, Jerusalem, 1957
Condition: g- to vg Soft cover
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Quarto. 80pp. Original printed wraps. "Among the subjects which attracted his (Rathjens) inquisitive mind was the Jewish community of Yemen, groups of which then were found all over the Yemenite Highland. While in San'a, the capital of Yemen, he often visited the Jewish quarter, which originally had been a town by itself, lying about two kilometers west of the Old City. He soon discovered that, in ground plan and architecture, the houses in the Jewish quarter were essentially different from the Muslim houses and set out to study that interesting phenomenon in detail." (S.D. Goitein in his preface). Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs of Jewish architecture as well as architectural drawings, ornamentation and maps. Rathjens was a German geographer known for his travels in Arabia, especially Yemen. He worked at the Welt-Wirtschatfs-Archiv in Hamburg until he was laid off for political reasons in 1933. Wraps somewhat sunned along edges with light wear, creasing minor soiling and rubbed. Wraps in overall good-, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39495

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Title: Jewish Domestic Architecture in San'a, Yemen

Publisher: The Israel Oriental Society, Jerusalem

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g- to vg

Edition: First edition.

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