Through the application of scientific methods of analysis to a corpus of medieval manuscripts found in the Cairo Genizah, this work aims to gain a better understanding of the writing materials used by Jewish communities at that time, shedding new light not only on the production of manuscripts in the Middle Ages, but also on the life of those Jewish communities.
Zina Cohen holds a joint PhD (2020) in archaeometry from the École Pratique des Hautes Études, laboratory Saprat and the University of Hamburg. She specialises in the analysis of writing materials to better understand their use during the Middle Ages. Her current work focuses on the analysis of inks and pigments used in a corpus of monastic manuscripts as part of the Coenotur project.
Acknowledgement List of Figures List of Tables Abbreviations Résumé [Francais] Kurzfassung [Deutsch]
1 The Cairo Genizah
1 Historical Background
2 Presentation of the Corpus