Falasha Anthology

By: Leslau, Wolf, Transl.

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222 pp index + xliii. 7 b&w illustrations. Part of the Yale Judaica Series (Vol. VI). Professor Leslau spent a great deal of time with the Falasha, the Jews of Ethiopia. This is the first translation into English of a cross section of the sacred literature of the Falashas. The most isolated and most ancient Jewish community extant, the Falashas preserved their own religious writings that allow insight into their own brand of Jewish monotheism, their veneration of the Sabbath and the serene intensity of their prayers. Fascinating as an anthropological and ethnological study, as well as a look at a primitive and possibiliy very early Judaism. Extensive notes and index. Dark blue cloth and gilt cover is very handsome and in very good condition except for a small puncture wound on the spine. Paper dustjacket is chipped and worn, especially at the spine. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: Falasha Anthology

Author Name: Leslau, Wolf, Transl.

Categories: Religion, Judaica,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1951

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket

Seller ID: 000284

Keywords: Religion Judaism; Ethiopic; Judaica; Ethiopian Jews,