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Additional Fragments of the Mahzor Eretz-Israel - Dr Michael Rand

The Mahzor Eretz-Israel is an extensive liturgical codex, the scattered remnants of which have been identified in the Cairo Genizah and published in a facsimile edition by Yosef Yahalom. The codex is significant in that it represents a comprehensive Medieval Eastern Jewish liturgical book. In this...

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An Edition of the Piyyutim (Liturgical Poems) of Eleazar be-Rabbi Qillir - Dr Michael Rand

This project, undertaken jointly with Professor Shulamit Elizur of the Hebrew University, aims at producing a critical edition of the liturgical poems ( piyyutim ) of Eleazar be-rabbi Qillir, a Jewish synagogue poet who composed in Hebrew in the late Byzantine period in Palestine (ca. early 7 th...

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A Reconstructed Codex of the Diwan of Shmuel ha-Nagid - Dr Michael Rand

This project, undertaken jointly with Jonathan Vardi of the Hebrew University, is aimed at reconstructing a medieval codex containing the Diwan of the Spanish Hebrew poet Shmuel ha-Nagid. The Nagid was a figure of major political and cultural importance in 11 th century Iberia. He is considered to...

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Muslim-Jewish relations in Medieval Spain - Dr E.-M. Wagner

Dr Wagner is currently preparing an edited book with Maria Angeles Gallego (CSIC Madrid), in which she explores the life of Jews in Spain under Muslim rule as reflected in Genizah sources. To read the project summary in full please click here

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Wisdom and Greatness: the Alexandrian Trader Moses Ben Judah and His Circle - Dr E.-M. Wagner

Together with Dotan Arad (Bar Ilan University), a historian specializing in the Mamluk period, Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner is currently preparing an edition of mercantile letters from 15th-century Alexandria, which are part of the manuscript collections in the Bodleian. To read the project summary in...

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A Human History of the Mediterranean - Prof. David Abulafia

David Abulafia’s work aims in understanding of Mediterranean history as a whole, both geographically and chronologically, and combines political with economic analysis across this vast area and through the centuries. The results of this project have been the monographs based on detailed archival...

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Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval and Renaissance Europe -Dr Anna Sapir Abulafia

Dr Anna Sapir Abulafia is interested in the wider context of the medieval Jewish-Christian relations, including the interfaith debate, the rise of anti-Judaism in the West (c. 1000-1150), and religious violence. Her current research concerns Jews and Muslims in Christian law and politics, c. 1140-c...

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Marriage and Domesticity in the Middle Ages -Prof. Liesbeth van Houts

‘Marriage and Domesticity in the Middle Ages’ is a research project for which Professor Liesbeth van Houts was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2015. This project will offer a fresh perspective on the experience of medieval married life in its domestic environment. Although the emphasis...

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