RARE comprehensive compendium to the author`s "History of the Karaites" - an alphabetical encyclopedia of all matters Karaite, listing not only most Karaites of importance, such as political and communal leaders and philosophers, grammarians, exegetes and other thinkers and writers, but also the main modern scholars who have left their mark on Karaite studies, the main countries and cities in which Karaite communities have existed, the main Karaite religious customs and festivals, the relations to Judaism, Islam and Christianity and to such sects as the Samaritans, Essenes, Sadducees and Falashas, the influence of the Dead Sea Scrolls or the Khazars on their development, Karaite terms such as `Edah or Ha`atakah and general articles on their demography, philosophy and exegesis. Nathan Schur (1923-2012) was an eminent Israeli historian and author of numerous books on various topics in Jewish history, especially on Karaite Jewry, and the history of the Holy Land from prehistory to our times. 205x145mm. 295 pages [+3]. Softcover. Cover rubbed, dirty and slightly yellowing. Cover corners/edges rubbed. Spine wrinkled. Spine edges slightly peeling. Text block edges and few pages dirty - NO damage to text. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare and detailed encyclopedia of the Karaite movement and history, written by the foremost authority in the field of Karaite studies, is otherwise in good condition.