Edited by Mercedes García-Arenal, Gerard A. Wiegers, and Ryan Szpiech
Based on a special issue first published in the journal Medieval Encounters (Volume 24, No. 1–3, 2018), this volume brings together ten updated studies on various aspects of interreligious dialogue and polemics between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Iberia and elsewhere. Contributors are Mercedes García-Arenal, Gerard Wiegers, John Tolan, Gad Freudenthal, Ana Echevarría, Yonatan Glazer-Eytan, Rosa M. Rodríguez Porto, Yosi Yisraeli, Eleazar Gutwirth, Maria Laura Giordano, Katarzyna K. Starczewska, and Felipe Pereda. Preface by Ryan Szpiech.
Edited by Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, Charles Burnett, Silke Ackermann and Ryan Szpiech
Based on a special issue first published in the journal Medieval Encounters (vol. 23, 2017), this volume brings together fifteen updated studies on various aspects of the astrolabe in medieval cultures. Contributors are Silke Ackermann, Emilia Calvo, John Davis, Laura Fernández Fernández, Miquel Forcada, Azucena Hernández, David A. King, Taro Mimura, Günther Oestmann, Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma, Petra G. Schmidl, Giorgio Strano, Flora Vafea, and Johannes Thomann. Preface by Ryan Szpiech.
Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean
Edited by Ryan Szpiech
“An impressively coherent collection illuminating the rich cultural and historical importance of biblical exegesis in the medieval Mediterranean world. Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference assembles a formidable cadre of creative scholars whose rigorous investigations render it a fascinating and important contribution.”
—Jeremy Cohen, Tel Aviv University
“The quality of the studies in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference is of a very high level and many [of the essays] break new ground based on the close study of manuscripts or the examination of familiar texts from new perspectives.”
—Barry Dov Walfish, University of Toronto
“These articles could be considered the trailblazers of future research concerning medieval apologetical and polemical literature…More studies like these will give the world of medieval scholarship a more solid foundation for doing general survey work on interreligious engagement in the Middle Ages. Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference is an exemplary attempt to provide a significant step in the direction of a more nuanced and balanced view of medieval Jewish, Christian, and Muslim relations.”
—Steven J. McMichael, University of Saint Thomas
Reviews of Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference
2019 Reviewed by John Tolan in The Catholic Historical Review 105.3 (2019): 575–76.
2019 Reviewed by David A. Wacks in Journal of Medieval Worlds 1.1 (2019): 125‒128.
2018 Reviewed by Steven J. McMichael in Digital Philology 7.1 (2018): 127‒130.
2017 Reviewed by J. Scott Bridger in Journal of Qur’anic Studies 19.2 (2017): 132-139.
2017 Reviewed by Alex Novikoff in The Medieval Review (17.06.03).
2017 Reviewed by Norman Roth in Iberia Judaica 9 (2017): 259‒262.
2016 Reviewed by Mario Cossío Olavide in Anuario de estudios medievales 46.2 (2016): 1062–1064.
2016 Reviewed by Linda S. Schearing in Renaissance Quarterly 69.3 (2016):1133–1135.
2016 Reviewed by Charles Tieszen in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 27 (2016)
2016 Reviewed by Matthew Gabriele in Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 28.1 (2016): 89-90.
2016 Reviewed by Michelle Hamilton in Speculum 91.2 (2016): 562-64.
2016 Reviewed by Görge Hasselhoff in Journal of Transcultural Medieval Studies 2.2 (2016): 295-98.
2016 Reviewed by S. Katz in Choice 2.2 (2016): 435.
“A remarkably learned, ambitious, and important study. Conversion and Narrative will make a signal contribution to medieval studies in general, but more particularly to literary studies, intellectual history, and religious studies.”
—Thomas E. Burman, University of Tennessee
“This impressive book bridges the fields of religious studies and comparative literature in order to produce close and sophisticated readings of conversion narratives from the later Middle Ages across a broad array of languages (Latin, Castilian/Catalan, Arabic, and Hebrew). Very few scholars can move so gracefully among these languages and areas of scholarship while offering insights from the minutiae of philological analysis to high literary theory, reflections on the nature of religion, and notions of the self.”
—Jonathan Decter, Brandeis University
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Reviews of Conversion and Narrative
2016 Reviewed by Nicholas Parmley in La Corónica 44.2 (2016): 158–163.
2016 Reviewed by Ora Limor in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 11.1 (2016): 1–3.
2016 Reviewed by Karl Shuve in SHARP News July 3, 2016.
2015 Reviewed by Anna Akasoy in Journal of Islamic Studies 26.3 (2015): 338-340.
2015 Reviewed by Emmanuel Ramírez-Nieves in Comparative Literature Studies 52.2 (2015): 433-436.
2015 Reviewed by Gerard Wiegers in al-Qantara 36.1 (2015): 295–301.
2015 Reviewed by George Archer in al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 27.1 (2015): 95‒96.
2015 Reviewed by Maya Soifer Irish in The Journal of Religion 95.1 (2015): 125–27.
2014 Reviewed by Ruth Nisse in Postmedieval 5.3 (2014): 374–85.
2014 Reviewed by Geoffrey D. Dunn in The Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 10 (2014): 137‒39.
2014 Reviewed by Seth Kimmel in Comparative Literature 66.3 (2014): 361-63.
2014 Reviewed by Deeana Copeland Klepper in Medieval Encounters 20.3 (2014): 265–272.
2014 Reviewed by Teofilo Ruiz in MLN 129.2 (2014): 465-66.
2014 Reviewed by Michelle Hamilton in Hispanic Review 82.2 (2014): 251-54.
2014 Reviewed by Norman Roth in Iberia Judaica 6 (2014): 294-95.
2013 Reviewed by Anthony Bonner in Studia Lulliana 53 (2013): 210–12. [in Catalan]
2013 Reviewed by Nina Caputo in AJS Review 37.2 (2013): 395-97.
2013 Reviewed by Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak in The Medieval Review (13.11.02)
2013 Reviewed by Robin Vose in The Catholic Historical Review 99.4 (2013): 775-77.
2013 Reviewed by David Wacks in Speculum 88.3 (2013): 853-55.
2013 Reviewed by Alex Novikoff in Newsletter of the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain (November 23, 2013)
2013 Short review in Zion 78.3 (2013): 434. [in Hebrew]