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Listen and Learn: David Wasserstein on Authorial Intentions Podcast, “Black Banners of Isis”

Vanderbilt podcast Authorial Intentions interviews David Wasserstein about his new book Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate. Listen to the interview here. 

Posted on November 1, 2017 in Learn, News,

New Book by Professor David Wasserstein explores the roots of ISIS

From Yale University Press: A medieval Islam historian’s incisive portrait of ISIS, revealing the group’s deep ideological and intellectual roots in the earliest days of Islam With tremendous speed, the Islamic State has moved from the margins to the center … Read more

Posted on August 31, 2017 in News, Research, ,

In a Pluralistic Age: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Spain (JS1111.01)

Catalog Description: Independent learning and inquiry in an environment in which students can express knowledge and defend opinions through intensive class discussion, oral presentations, and written expression. From the Syllabus: Between 711 and 1492 Jews Christians and Muslims created one … Read more

Posted on February 1, 2015 in Courses, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jews in the Medieval World (JS1220)

Catalog Description: Jewish experience from the 2nd century CE to 1492. Legal status of Jews; economic and religious developments. Burning the Talmud, age of charters, reaction to the Crusades, Jewish expulsion from Spain. From the Syllabus: This course will examine … Read more

Posted on January 25, 2015 in Courses, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Islam and the Jews (JS2600)

Catalog Description: Muslim-Jewish relations from the beginning of Islam to the present. Mohammed and the Jews, Jewish roles in Islamic cultures, status of Muslims in contemporary Israel, recent Jewish exodus from Muslim lands From the Syllabus: In this course we … Read more

Posted on January 8, 2015 in Courses, , , , , , ,

Jews in Egypt (JS2620)

Catalog Description: Jewish life and experience under Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Muslim rule in Egypt from the Ptolemies to 1956 and after. Jewish self-government, economic life, and culture over twenty-three centuries, as seen through letters, documents, and imaginative literature. From … Read more

Posted on January 8, 2015 in Courses, Spring 2017, , , , , , , , ,

Jews and Greeks (JS 2640)

Catalog Description: From the seventh century BCE to ca. 1500 CE. Sites of interaction, languages, cultural ties, religious tensions, political conflicts, and competing philosophies. Works by Elephantine, Alexander the Great, the Maccabees, the Septuagint, Aristeas, Josephus. Next Offered: AXLE Category: … Read more

Posted on January 8, 2015 in Courses, , ,

Reading Across Boundaries: Jewish and Non-Jewish Texts (JS3210)

Catalog Description: Jewish and non-Jewish literary and historical texts studied in parallel so as to discover the differences between them. The course will consider texts from the ancient world to the early modern period and ask what constitutes Jewish writing … Read more

Posted on January 6, 2015 in Courses, , , , , , , ,

David J. Wasserstein

Professor of History and Eugene Greener, Jr. Professor of Jewish Studies; B.A., Ph.D. (Oxford 1974, 1982) 615.322.7801 147 Buttrick Hall Professor Wasserstein came to Vanderbilt from Tel Aviv University’s Department of Middle Eastern and African History, where he taught from … Read more

Posted on July 13, 2013 in Faculty, People,