How to Cite
Anyone is welcome to use our transcriptions and descriptions, but please cite them accordingly.
Some general principles, with examples:
Always mention the shelfmark when citing a geniza fragment. Example:
- Letter from Barhūn b. Mūsā al-Tahirtī to Nahray b. Nissim. Jewish Theological Seminary, ENA NS 18.24.
Transcriptions that come from print editions should acknowledge the original publication. Example:
- Cambridge University Library, T-S 13J23.3, ed. Miriam Frenkel, The Compassionate and Benevolent: The Leading Elite in the Jewish Community of Alexandria in the Middle Ages, in Hebrew (Jerusalem, 2006), doc. 75, pp. 545–51; transcription available through the Princeton Geniza Project.
Transcriptions that PGP lists as unpublished should be cited with credit to the editor(s) who transcribed the text and to PGP. Examples:
- Cambridge University Library, T-S 8J17.15, S. D. Goitein’s unpublished edition available online through the Princeton Geniza Project.
- Field-guide to taxation. ENA 2747.16, ed. Marina Rustow and Naïm Vanthieghem, available online through the Princeton Geniza Project.
- Letter from Mardūk b. Mūsā, Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. T-S 12.373, S. D. Goitein’s unpublished edition, with minor emendations by Alan Elbaum, available through the Princeton Geniza Project.