Zvi Ben-Dor Benite: The Accountants of Nineveh: Jews, Exile, and Capitalism from Herodotus to Werner Sombart
Duke is delighted to welcome back Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, giving a presentation entitled: The Accountants of Nineveh: Jews, Exile, and Capitalism from Herodotus to Werner Sombart. This presentation discusses late 18th century Asia-centered British Discourses on Jews, Exile, Trade and Capitalism using Greek and Biblical histories and mythologies.
Zvi Ben-Dor Benite teaches History at NYU. He writes on Chinese, Islamic, and Middle Eastern history. His new co-edited volume, Time and Language: New Sinology and Chinese History, is coming out this March with Hawaii University Press.
Benite received his Ph.D. in history from UCLA in 2000. Focusing on the question of interaction between religions in world history, he is the author of The Dao of Muhammad: A Cultural History of Muslims in Late Imperial China (Harvard, 2005); of The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History (Oxford, 2009); and co-editor of Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Culture, and Politics (Brandeis, 2013). Ben-Dor Benite is currently working on an edited volume on Sovereignty (forthcoming with Columbia University Press), and on a monograph Crescent China: Islam and the Nation After Empire (for Oxford University Press).
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