Changes in the Middle East (950-1150) as Illustrated by the Documents of the Cairo Geniza
By S.D. Goitein
Islamic Civilization, edited by D. S. Richards (Oxford, 1973)
Synopsis: A discussion of the collection of papers and documents written by Cairo’s Jewish population during the Middle Ages, which were kept at the Geniza of one the city’s synagogues. It goes on to discuss how these records can be useful in studying the history of Middle East between 950 and 1150.