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Maimonides and the Merchants

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Maimonides and the Merchants
Title
Maimonides and the Merchants
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The advent of Islam in the seventh century brought profound economic changes to the Jews living in the Middle East, and Talmudic law, compiled in and for an agrarian society, was ill equipped to address an increasingly mercantile world. In response, and over the course of the seventh through eleventh centuries, the heads of the Jewish yeshivot of Iraq sought precedence in custom to adapt Jewish law to the new economic and social reality. In Maimonides and the Merchants, Mark R. Cohen reveals the extent of even further pragmatic revisions to the halakha, or body of Jewish law, introduced by Moses Maimonides in his Mishneh Torah, the comprehensive legal code he compiled in the late twelfth century. While Maimonides insisted that he was merely restating already established legal practice, Cohen uncovers the extensive reformulations that further inscribed commerce into Jewish law. Maimonides revised Talmudic partnership regulations, created a judicial method to enable Jewish courts to enforce forms of commercial agency unknown in the Talmud, and even modified the halakha to accommodate the new use of paper for writing business contracts. Over and again, Cohen demonstrates, the language of Talmudic rulings was altered to provide Jewish merchants arranging commercial collaborations or litigating disputes with alternatives to Islamic law and the Islamic judicial system
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Cohen, Mark R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jewish culture and contexts
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  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Maimonides, Moses
  • Jeschiwa
  • Jewish merchants
  • Commercial law (Jewish law)
  • Partnership (Jewish law)
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • RELIGION
  • Commerce
  • Commercial law (Jewish law)
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jewish merchants
  • Partnership (Jewish law)
  • Islamic Empire
  • Halacha
  • Islam
  • Handelsgesellschaft
  • Handelsrecht
  • Irak
  • HISTORY / Medieval
Label
Maimonides and the Merchants
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Codification and legal change -- Halakha and the custom of the merchants -- Updating the Halakha -- Partnership -- Commercial agency (Ṣuḥba) -- Ṣuḥba -- Agency in the Code -- Proxy legal agency -- Sale and contract -- Judicial autonomy -- Conclusion : legal change and originality
Control code
ocn988083246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812294002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40027280733
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1010186
  • 22573/ctv2rjp4s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988083246
Label
Maimonides and the Merchants
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Codification and legal change -- Halakha and the custom of the merchants -- Updating the Halakha -- Partnership -- Commercial agency (Ṣuḥba) -- Ṣuḥba -- Agency in the Code -- Proxy legal agency -- Sale and contract -- Judicial autonomy -- Conclusion : legal change and originality
Control code
ocn988083246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812294002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40027280733
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1010186
  • 22573/ctv2rjp4s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988083246

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