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This is the first comprehensive bibliography on the Karaites and Karaism. Including over 8,000 items in twenty languages, this bibliography, with its extensive annotations, thoroughly documents the present state of Karaite Studies and provides a solid foundation for future research. Special attention has been given to the organizational structure of the bibliography. A detailed table of contents and a complete set of indices enable the reader to easily navigate through the material. Translations of items from non-Western languages increase the bibliography’s utility for the English-speaking reader. Especially noteworthy are the listings of obscure eastern European publications and the analysis of many periodical publications which enable unprecedented access to this material. It is an essential reference tool for Karaite and Jewish Studies.
˝This is an essential guide to any serious study of Karaism or of medieval (and to a large extent, also modern) Jewry.˝
Shaul Stampfer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Bibliographia Karaitica is a major reference work that will remain of great use for Jewish studies scholars working in many areas of specialization long into the future."
Fred Astren, San Francisco State University
Barry Dov Walfish, Ph.D. (1983) in Medieval Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, is Judaica Specialist at the University of Toronto Libraries. He has published on Karaism and the history of Jewish biblical interpretation, including
Esther in Medieval Garb (SUNY Press, 1993).
Mikhail Kizilov, D.Phil (2007) in Modern History, University of Oxford, is a Kreitmann Fellow at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Beer Sheva). He has more than 60 publications on Karaite, Crimean, Khazar, and Jewish history in the English, Russian, German, and Hebrew languages including
The Karaites Through the Travelers' Eyes (New York, 2003).
Table of contents
PART ONE: GENERALIA
CHAPTER ONE: MANUSCRIPTS, ARCHIVES, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, PRINTING
CHAPTER TWO: GENERAL WORKS
CHAPTER THREE: THE MODERN STUDY OF KARAISM
PART TWO: HISTORY
CHAPTER FOUR: HISTORY—GENERAL
CHAPTER FIVE: HISTORY—ORIGINS AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER SIX: MIDDLE EAST
CHAPTER SEVEN: KARAITES IN ERETS ISRAEL (9th c. to 1948)
CHAPTER EIGHT: KARAITES IN EGYPT AND NORTH AFRICA
CHAPTER NINE: KARAITES IN BYZANTIUM AND TURKEY
CHAPTER TEN: KARAITES IN MODERN ISRAEL
CHAPTER ELEVEN: KARAITES IN EASTERN EUROPE
CHAPTER TWELVE: BIOGRAPHIES OF EAST EUROPEAN KARAITES
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: CRIMEA: THE MAJOR CENTER OF EAST EUROPEAN KARAISM
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: THE REST OF EASTERN EUROPE: POLAND, LITHUANIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: KARAITES IN THE REST OF THE WORLD
PART THREE: RELIGION
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: KARAITES AND THE BIBLE
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: KARAITE HALAKHAH AND PRACTICE
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: PRAYER, LITURGY AND PIYYUT
CHAPTER NINETEEN: SERMONS
CHAPTER TWENTY: KARAITE PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: KARAITES AND RABBANITES
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: KARAITES AND OTHERS: JEWISH GROUPS, SECTS, MOVEMENTS, AND OTHER RELIGIONS
PART FOUR: CULTURE
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: KARAITES IN RELATION TO HEBREW AND OTHER SEMITIC LANGUAGES
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: LITERATURE BY AND ABOUT KARAITES
CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: TURKIC LANGUAGES OF THE EAST EUROPEAN KARAITES
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: LITERATURE IN THE TURKIC LANGUAGES OF THE EAST EUROPEAN KARAITES
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: KARAITE ETHNOGRAPHY AND FOLKLORE
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: KARAITE EDUCATION
CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: KARAITES AND THE ARTS
CHAPTER THIRTY: KARAITES IN SCIENCE, MEDICINE, AGRICULTURE, AND INDUSTRY
Essential for academic libraries and individual scholars with an interest in Karaism, Jewish Studies, Sectarianism, including historians, historians of religion, philologists, biblical scholars, halakhists, and philosophers.