Moses Dar‘ī of Alexandria was the product of both Arab courtly culture and Jewish civilization, and certainly the most gifted poet of medieval Karaism. This collection of his work reflects the tension and blend between his two contrasting backgrounds.
The volume offers a close reading of the Hebrew collection of over five hundred of his writings, based on manuscripts from St. Petersburg, Ramle and New York. This gives good reason to believe that Moses Dar'‘1,133
Leon J. Weinberger, Ph.D., is a University Research Professor, Emeritus in Middle Eastern Studies. He has authored some 70 articles and 12 books, and is the General Editor of the Judaic Studies series at the University of Alabama Press.
Dr. Weinberger is one of only two or three scholars competent to edit this collection.’ Leon Nemoy.
This collection of writings will fascinate all those interested in medieval Middle Eastern history and literature, Hebrew language and poetry, Karaite studies and culture, as well as theologians, philologists and Egyptologists.