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NCJSS: Al-yahudiyya: The Emergence of a Comparative Framework in Medieval Jewish Thought

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Sunday, December 08, 2019
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Jonathan Decter
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North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar

The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Jonathan Decter (Brandeis University) who will present on "Al-yahudiyya: The Emergence of a Comparative
Framework in Medieval Jewish Thought."

Jonathan Decter is the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies at Brandeis University. His most recent book, Dominion Built of Praise: Panegyric and Legitimacy Among Jews of the Medieval Mediterranean (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) was awarded the National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Culture. His first book, Iberian Jewish Literature: Between al-Andalus and Christian Europe (Indiana University Press, 2007) won the Salo W. Baron Prize for best first book in Jewish Studies.

NOTE: Paper access (below) is for seminar participants only. Do not quote, cite, or circulate without written permission from the author. Paper can be accessed here:

Contact: Jamie Hardy