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David Wasserstein Writes “Fragment of the Month” for Cambridge University Library

May. 21, 2018—David Wasserstein has written the May 2018 “Fragment of the Month” for the Cambridge University Library website. His topic is the Mishnah with Judeo-Arabic translation. Read the full article here.

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David Wasserstein Writes Article for The Conversation on Iran Mummy Discovery

May. 4, 2018—            David Wasserstein has written an article for The Conversation about the recent discovery of a mummy in Iran that has significant consequences for the current political climate. Read the article here.

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David Wasserstein Reviews Book for The Tablet (UK)

Apr. 23, 2018—  David Wasserstein has reviewed Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 by Simon Schama for The Tablet (UK). Read the entire review here.

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

Nov. 1, 2017—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. 

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New Book by Professor David Wasserstein explores the roots of ISIS

Aug. 31, 2017—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...

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

Feb. 1, 2015—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...

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Jews in the Medieval World (JS1220)

Jan. 25, 2015—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...

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Islam and the Jews (JS2600)

Jan. 8, 2015—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...

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Jews in Egypt (JS2620)

Jan. 8, 2015—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...

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Jews and Greeks (JS 2640)

Jan. 8, 2015—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:...

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

Jan. 6, 2015—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...

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David J. Wasserstein

Jul. 13, 2013—Professor of History and Eugene Greener, Jr. Professor of Jewish Studies; B.A., Ph.D. (Oxford 1974, 1982) 615.322.7801 david.wasserstein@vanderbilt.edu 147 Buttrick Hall Professor Wasserstein came to Vanderbilt from Tel Aviv University’s Department of Middle Eastern and African History, where he taught from...

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