Jewish Sources

Nicholas De Lange

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263785
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734304 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

 Jewish Sources

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This chapter provides a brief introduction of the Byzantine Jewish community. It presents the different types of writing that originated from the period and which are still being used today. The focus of the discussion is on Byzantine or ‘Romaniote’ Jews and their works, although the sources written by foreign Jews are also considered.

Keywords: Byzantine Jewish community; types of writing; Jewish sources; Romaniote Jews

Chapter.  9013 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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