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Sanders, Paula

Overview
Works: 20 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 4,037 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Paula Sanders
Ritual, politics, and the city in Fatimid Cairo by Paula Sanders( )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an understanding of the complexities of political legitimacy in Islamic dynasties by examining Fatimid political culture in Egypt reconstructed from court rituals. The author approaches ritual as a dynamic process through which claims to political and religious authority in Islamic societies was articulated, and in which complex negotiations of power have taken place
A Mediterranean society; the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six-volume "portrait of a Mediterranean personality" is a composite portrait of the individuals who wrote the personal letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza. Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that could not be thrown away because they might contain the name of God, had been removed to Cambridge University Library and other libraries around the world. Professor Goitein devoted the last thirty years of his long and productive life to their study, deciphering the language of the documents and organizing what he called a "marvelous treasure trove of manuscripts" into a coherent, fascinating picture of the society that created them. It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs. The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community. The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual. The divisions are arbitrary but helpful because of the wealth of information. The author refers throughout to other passages in his monumental work that amplify what is discussed in any particular section. The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century. Volume I, subtitled Economic Foundations, gives an overview of the Mediterranean (history, peoples, culture) during the high middle ages; discusses the working class; the business world, and government's role in commerce; and provides a complete description of travel and seafaring
Creating medieval Cairo : empire, religion, and architectural preservation in nineteenth-century Egypt by Paula Sanders( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book argues that the historic city we know as Medieval Cairo was created in the nineteenth century by both Egyptians and Europeans against a background of four overlapping political and cultural contexts: namely, the local Egyptian, Anglo-Egyptian, Anglo-Indian, and Ottoman imperial milieux. Addressing the interrelated topics of empire, local history, religion, and transnational heritage, historian Paula Sanders shows how Cairo's architectural heritage became canonized in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book also explains why and how the city assumed its characteristically Mamluk appearance and situates the activities of the European-dominated architectural preservation committee (known as the Comiť) within the history of religious life in nineteenth-century Cairo. Sanders explores such varied topics as the British experience in India, the Egyptian debate over religious reform, and the influence of The Thousand and One Nights on European notions of the medieval Arab city ... this volume examines the unacknowledged colonial legacy that continues to inform the practice of and debates over preservation in Cairo."
Oral-scribal dimensions of scripture, piety, and practice : Judaism, Christianity, Islam by Werner H Kelber( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2008 a conference was convened at Rice University that brought together experts in the three monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The papers discussed at the conference are presented here, revised and updated. The thirteen contributions comprise the keynote address by John Miles Foley; three essays on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible; three on the New Testament; three on the Qur'an; and two summarizing pieces, by the Africanist Ruth Finnegan and the Islamicist William Graham respectively. The central thesis of the book states that sacred Scripture was experienced by the three faiths less as a text contained between two covers and a literary genre, and far more as an oral phenomenon. In developing the performative, recitative aspects of the three religions, the authors directly or by implication challenge their distinctly textual identities. Instead of viewing the three faiths as quintessential religions of the book, these writers argue that the religions have been and continue to be appropriated not only as written but also very much as oral authorities, with the two media interpenetrating and mutually influencing each other in myriad ways. -- back cover
A Mediterranean society the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The court ceremonial of the Fatimid caliphate in Egypt by Paula Sanders( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing identity in medieval Cairo( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six-volume "portrait of a Mediterranean personality" is a composite portrait of the individuals who wrote the personal letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza. Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that could not be thrown away because they might contain the name of God, had been removed to Cambridge University Library and other libraries around the world. Professor Goitein devoted the last thirty years of his long and productive life to their study, deciphering the language of the documents and organizing what he called a "marvelous treasure trove of manuscripts" into a coherent, fascinating picture of the society that created them. It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs. The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community. The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual. The divisions are arbitrary but helpful because of the wealth of information. The author refers throughout to other passages in his monumental work that amplify what is discussed in any particular section. The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century. Volume V, subtitled The Individual, draws a portrait of the individual--a social person who mingled within the community; addressed the challenges of poverty, illness, aging, and death; possessed friends, enemies, and lovers; prayed and responded within a religious community; learned, created, thought and taught
A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cumulative indices by Shelomo Dov Goitein( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual, politics, and the city in Fatimid Egypt by Paula Sanders( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Travelers in the Middle East collection of travel guides, narratives and images( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection consists of the physical materials that are represented digitally in the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA), a collection created to make possible the study of Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travel to Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The materials are of diverse types: images in the forms of post cards, photographs, and stereograph films; articles, pamphlets, and travel guidebooks; maps, and souvenirs
Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo (SUNY Series in Medieval Middle East History) by Paula Sanders( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fur, feathers, & fabric by Don Sanders( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An analysis of the social, economic, and political factors that helped determine the dress and adornment of the Native Americans indigenous to the Southeastern part of the United States from pre-European contact until the beginning of the twentieth century
The Fatimid state, 969-1171 by Paula Sanders( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Claiming the past : Ghadîr Khumm and the rise of Ḥâfiẓî historiography in late Fâtimide Egypt by Paula Sanders( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue : France and Islam( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Walk on the wildside activity book( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A booklet for lower elementary grades containing games, puzzles, and a scavenger hunt based on the California wildlife found in Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Has information on burrowing owls, suggestions for wildlife-related activities, plus directions for making a bird feeder
 
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A Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza
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Creating medieval Cairo : empire, religion, and architectural preservation in nineteenth-century EgyptA Mediterranean society the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo GenizaA Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo GenizaA Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo GenizaA Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo GenizaA Mediterranean society : the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo GenizaCumulative indices
Alternative Names
Sanders, Paula A.

Languages
English (75)