Articles, Chapters, Translations


2020       With Joshua Shapero, Andries W. Coetzee, Lorenzo García-Amaya, Paulina Alberto, Victoria Langland, Ellie Johandes and Nicholas Henriksen. “​Afrikaans in Patagonia: Language Shift and Cultural Integration in a Rural Immigrant Community.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language 266 (2020): 33–54. [PDF]

2018       “​L’hérésie absente: Karaïsme et karaïtes dans les oeuvres polémiques d’Alfonso de Valladolid (m. V. 1347).” Archives de sciences sociales des religions 182 (2018): 191–206. [PDF]

2018       Co-authored with Mercedes García-Arenal and Katarzyna K. Starczewska. “​The Perennial Importance of Mary’s Virginity and Jesus’s Divinity: Qur’ānic Quotations in Iberian Polemics after the Conquest of Granada (1492).” Journal of Qur’anic Studies 20.3 (2018): 51‒80. [PDF]

2018       Co-authored with Mercedes García-Arenal and Katarzyna K. Starczewska. “​’Deleytaste del dulce sono y no pensaste en las palabras’: Rendering Arabic in the Antialcoranes.” Journal of Transcultural Medieval Studies 5.1 (2018): 99–132. [PDF]

2016       “Testes sunt ipsi, testis et erroris ipsius magister: El musulmán como testigo en la polémica cristiana medieval.” Medievalia 19.2 (2016): 135-156. [PDF]

2016       “Translating Between the Lines: Medieval Polemic and Romance Bibles.” Medieval Encounters 22.1-3 (2016): 113-139. [PDF]

2015–2016       “The Art of Amazement: Wonder and Fictionality in Ramon Llull’s Vita coaetanea (1311).” Butlletí de la Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona 55 (2015–2016): 223–253. [PDF]

2015       “From Founding Father to Pious Son: Filiation, Language, and Royal Inheritance in Alfonso X, the Learned.” Interfaces: A Journal of Medieval European Literatures 1 (2015): 209-35. [PDF]

2014       “La disputa de Barcelona como punto de inflexión.” Studia Lulliana 54 (2014): 3‒32.[PDF]

2014       Co-authored with Lourdes María Alvarez. “A Sea of Stories: An Introduction.” In “A Sea of Stories: Writings and Reflections in Honor of María Rosa Menocal.” Special issue co-edited with Lourdes María Alvarez. La Corónica 43.1 (2014): 93‒110. [PDF]

2014       “Cracking the Code: Reflections on Manuscripts in the Age of Digital Books.” Digital Philology 3.1 (2014): 75–100. [PDF]

                         –>Reprinted in short form in Tablet Magazine (Oct. 7, 2014). [LINK]
–>Reprinted in short form in Chinese in Guancha (The Observer) (Nov. 4, 2014). [LINK]

2014       “The Aura of an Alphabet: Interpreting the Hebrew Gospels in Ramon Martí’s Dagger of Faith (1278).” Numen 61.4 (2014): 331–63. [PDF]

2013       “Rhetorical Muslims: Islam as Witness in Western Christian Anti-Jewish Polemic.” Al-Qanṭara: Revista de estudios árabes 34.1 (2013): 153–85. [PDF]

2012       “Preaching Paul to the Moriscos: The Confusión o confutación de la secta Mahomética y del Alcorán (1515) by Juan Andrés.” La Corónica 41.1 (2012): 317–343. [PDF]

2012       “Between Court and Call: Catalan Humanism and Hebrew Letters.” eHumanista/IVITRA 1 (2012): 168–184. [PDF]

2011       “Citas árabes en caracteres hebreos en el Pugio fidei del dominico Ramón Martí: entre la autenticidad y la autoridad.”  Al-Qanṭara: Revista de estudios árabes 32.1 (2011): 71–107. [In Spanish with an edition and Spanish translation of the Arabic and Latin texts]. [PDF]

2011       “Introduction.” In “Between Gender and Genre in Later-Medieval Sepharad: Love, Sex, and Polemics in Hebrew Writing from Christian Iberia.” Special issue edited by Ryan Szpiech. Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 3.2 (2011): 119–129. [PDF]

2011       “Converting the Queen: Gender and Polemic in the Book of Aḥiṭub and Ṣalmon.” In “Between Gender and Genre in Later-Medieval Sepharad: Love, Sex, and Polemics in Hebrew Writing from Christian Iberia.” Special Issue edited by Ryan Szpiech. Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 3.2 (2011): 203–217. [PDF]

2010       “In Search of Ibn Sīnā’s ‘Oriental Philosophy’ in Medieval Castile.” Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 20.2 (2010): 185–206. [PDF]

2010       “The Original is Unfaithful to the Translation: Conversion and Authenticity In Abner of Burgos and Anselm Turmeda.” eHumanista 14 (2010): 146–77. [PDF]

2010       “Scrutinizing History: Polemic and Exegesis In Pablo De Santa Maria’s Siete Edades Del Mundo.Medieval Encounters 16 (2010): 96–142. [PDF]

2005       “Converso Polemic In Naples: The Transmission of Paulus De Sancta Maria’s Scrutinium Scripturarum.Yale University Library Gazette Occasional Supplement 7 (2005): 113–128. [PDF]


2022       “Sounding the Qur’an: The Rhetoric of Transliteration in the Antialcoranes.” In The Iberian Qur’an. Edited by Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers, 285–318. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022). [PDF]

2022       “Interruption: Conversion as an Event in Paul of Tarsus and Paul of Burgos.” In Literature and Religious Experience: Beyond Belief and Unbelief. Edited by Matthew J. Smith and Caleb D. Spencer, 73–89. (London: Bloomsbury, 2022). [PDF]

2021       “Seeing the Substance: Rhetorical Muslims and Christian Holy Objects in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.” In Interfaith Relationships and Perceptions of the Other in the Medieval Mediterranean: Essays in Memory of Olivia Remie Constable. Edited by Sarah Davis-Secord, Belen Vicens, Robin Vose, 125–60. (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). [PDF]

2021       “Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Medieval Europe.” In The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe. Edited by Grace Davie and Lucian N. Leustean, 79–99. (New York: Oxford, 2021). [PDF]

2021       “The Book of Nestor the Priest and the Toledot Yešu in the Polemics of Abner of
Burgos/Alfonso of Valladolid.” In Polemical and Exegetical Polarities in Medieval Jewish Cultures: Studies in Honour of Daniel J. Lasker. Edited by Ehud Krinis, Nabih Bashir, Sara Offenberg, and Shalom Sadik, 269–300. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021). [PDF]

2021       “Turning and Returning: Religious Conversion and Personal Testimony in Iberian Societies.” In The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Medieval Iberia. Edited by E. Michael Gerli and Ryan D. Giles, 286–83. (New York: Routledge, 2021). [PDF]

2019       “Three Ways of Misreading Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an.” In Whose Middle Ages? Teachable Moments for an Ill-Used Past. Edited by Andrew Albin, Mary C. Erler, Thomas O’Donnell, Nicholas L. Paul, Nina Rowe, 94–103. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2019). [PDF]

2020       “On the Road to 1391? Abner of Burgos / Alfonso of Valladolid on Forced Conversion.” In Forced Conversion in Christianity, Judaism and Islam: Coercion and Faith in Premodern Iberia and Beyond. Edited by Mercedes García-Arenal and Yonatan Glazer-Eytan, 275–304. (Leiden: Brill, 2020). [PDF]

2020       “Historical Approaches to Leaving Religion.” In Handbook of Leaving Religion. Edited by Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson, and Teemu T. Mantsinen, 255–266. (Leiden: Brill, 2020). [PDF]

2019       “Saracens and Church Councils, from Nablus (1120) to Vienne (1313–14).” In Jews and Muslims under the Fourth Lateran Council: Papers Commemorating the Octocentenary of the Fourth Lateran Council (1215). Edited by Marie-Thérèse Champagne and Irven M. Resnick, 115–37. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019). [PDF]

2019       “From Mesopotamia to Madrid: The Legacy of Ancient and Medieval Science in Early Modern Spain.” In Science on Stage in Early Modern Spain. Edited by Enrique García Santo-Tomás, 25–57. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019). [PDF]

2019       “Prisons and Polemics: Captivity, Confinement, and Medieval Interreligious Encounter.” In Polemical Encounters: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Iberia and Beyond. Edited by Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers, 271–303. (University Park, Penn.: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019). [PDF]

2017       “Ramon Martí’s New Testament Citations in Hebrew. A Transcription and Further Observations.” In Ramon Martí’s Pugio Fidei: Studies and Texts. Edited by Görge K. Hasselhoff and Alexander Fidora, 157–73. (Santa Coloma de Queralt: Obrador Edèndum, 2017). [PDF]

2017       “From Convert to Convert: Two Opposed Trends in Late Medieval and Early Modern Anti-Jewish Polemic.” In Revealing the Secrets of the Jews: Johannes Pfefferkorn and Christian Writings about Jewish Life and Literature in Early Modern Europe. Edited by Jonathan Adams and Cordelia Hess, 219–44. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017). [PDF]

2017       “Conversion as a Historiographical Problem.” In Contesting Inter-Religious Conversion in the Medieval World. Edited by Yaniv Fox and Yosi Yisraeli, 24–38. (New York: Routledge, 2017). [PDF]

2016       “A Witness of Their Own Nation: On the Influence of Juan Andrés.” In After Conversion: Iberia and the Emergence of Modernity. Edited by Mercedes García-Arenal, 174–98. (Leiden: Brill, 2016). [PDF]

2016       “Granada.” In Europe: A Literary History, 1348–1418. Edited by David Wallace. 2 vols., 2:154-169. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). [PDF]

2014       “‘Petrus Alfonsi…Erred Greatly’: Alfonso of Valladolid’s (d. ca. 1347) Imitation and Critique of Petrus Alfonsi’s Dialogus.” In Petrus Alfonsi and his Dialogus: Background, Context, Reception. Micrologus’ Library 64. Edited by Carmen Cardelle de Hartmann and Philipp Roelli, 321–48. (Florence: Sismel Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2014). [PDF]

2014       “Américo Castro, Erich Auerbach, y la «ciencia» historiográfica.” In Encrucijada de culturas: Alfonso X y su tiempo. Homenaje a Francisco Márquez Villanueva. Edited by Emilio González Ferrín, 101–24. (Sevilla: Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo, 2014). [PDF]

2013       “The Convivencia Wars: Decoding Historiography’s Polemic with Philology.” In A Sea of Languages: Rethinking the Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History. Edited by Susan Akbari and Karla Mallette, 135–61.  (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013). [PDF]

2012       “Latin as a Language of Authoritative Tradition.” In Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature. Edited by Ralph Hexter and David Townsend, 63–85. (Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). [PDF]

2012       “Translation, Transcription, and Transliteration in the Polemics of Raymond Martini, O.P. (d. after 1284).” In Translating the Middle Ages. Edited by Charles D. Wright and Karen Fresco, 171–87. (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012). [PDF]

2012       “A Father’s Bequest: Augustinian Typology and Personal Testimony in the Conversion Narrative of Solomon Halvei/Pablo de Santa María.” In The Hebrew Bible in Fifteenth-Century Spain: Exegesis, Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts. Edited by Jonathan Decter and Arturo Prats, 177–98. (Leiden: Brill, 2012). [PDF]

2010       “Polemical Strategy and the Rhetoric of Authority in Alfonso of Valladolid/Abner of Burgos.” In Late Medieval Jewish Identities. Iberia and Beyond. Edited by María Esperanza Alfonso and Carmen Caballero-Navas, 55–76. (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010). [PDF]


2021     “Midrash and Aggadah: III. Christianity. A. Medieval Times.” Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Volume 19: Midrash and Aggadah – Murabbaʿat, Wadi. Edited by Constance M. Furey, Brian Matz, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric Ziolkowski. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021). [PDF]

2019     “The Anti-Jewish Tropes in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” JSTOR Daily (December 25, 2019). [PDF]

2019     Co-authored with Nicholas Henriksen, Andries Coetzee, Lorenzo García-Amaya,  Paulina Alberto, Victoria Langland, and Joshua Shapero. “Language and Identity: Lessons from a Unique Afrikaans Community in Patagonia.” The Conversation (Africa Ed.) (January 8, 2019). [PDF]

2018       Co-authored with Nicholas Henriksen, Andries Coetzee, Lorenzo García-Amaya, Paulina Alberto, Victoria Langland, and Joshua Shapero. “Afrikaans in Patagonia: Voices of Displacement.” Babel: the Language Magazine (August 2018): 16–21. [PDF]

2014       Entry on “Lope Obregón.” In Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History. Volume 6. Western Europe (1500-1600).  Edited by David Thomas and John Chesworth, with John Azumah, Stansilaw Grodz, Andrew Newman, Douglas Pratt, 169–75. (Leiden: Brill, 2014). [PDF]

2014       “The Dagger of Faith in the Digital Age.” Tablet Magazine (Oct. 7, 2014). Reprint in short form of “Cracking the Code” (see above). [LINK]

2014       “中世纪手稿告诉你,谷歌如何摧毁阅读” Guancha (The Observer) (Nov. 4, 2014). Chinese translation of “The Dagger of Faith in the Digital Age” (see above). Archived HERE.  [LINK] 

2013       Three entries on “Pugio Fidei,” “Fortalitium Fidei,” “Moreh Ẓedek/Mostrador de justicia.” In Handbuch des Antisemitismus. Judenfeindschaft in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Band 6. Publikationen. [Handbook of Anti-Semitism. Hostility Toward Jews, Past and Present. Vol. 6. Publications.] Edited by Wolfgang Benz. 7 vols., 6:212, 6:462-3, 6:557-8. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2008-2013). [In German]. [PDF]

2012       Four catalogue entries on medieval polemical manuscripts: (BNE Ms 19157; BNE Ms 9302; BNE Ms 442; Salamanca, Biblioteca Universitaria Ms 2352). In Biblias de Sefarad: las vidas cruzadas del texto y sus lectores. Sefardic Bibles: The Crossed Lives of the Text and its Readers. Edited by Javier del Barco, 300-311, 315-19. (Madrid: Biblioteca Nacional, 2012). [In Spanish and English]. [PDF]

2012       Five Encyclopedia entries on Abner of Burgos/Alfonso of Valladolid: (“Alfonso of Valladolid / Abner of Burgos,” “Tehuvot la-Meḥaref,” Sermonas contra los moros y judíos,”Moreh Ẓedek,” “Libro de las tres creencias.”). In Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History, IV: 1200-1350 C.E.. Edited by David Thomas and Alex Mallett, 955-76. (Leiden: Brill, 2012). [PDF]


2021     “A Letter of Maimonides about Conversion and Martyrdom, Attributed to Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides, d. 600/1204).” In Conversion to Islam in the Premodern Age: A Sourcebook. Edited by Nimrod Hurvitz, Christian C. Sahner, Uriel Simonsohn, and Luke Yarbrough, 215–19. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2021). [PDF]

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