Reviews

BOOK REVIEWS, RESPONSES, NECROLOGIES

2019       Daniel G. König, Arabic-Islamic Views of the Latin West: Tracing the Emergence of Medieval Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015 Reviewed in Der Islam 96.1 (2019): 238‒242.  

2018       Efraim Sicher. The Jew’s Daughter: A Cultural History of a Conversion Narrative. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017. Reviewed in Nashim 33 (5779/2018): 230–34.

2017       Almut Suerbaum, George Southcombe, and Benjamin Thompson, eds. Polemic: Language as Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Discourse. Farnham, Surrey, UK, and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. Reviewed in Speculum 92.3 (2017): 901–903.

2016       Edoardo D’Angelo and Jan Ziolkowski, eds., Auctor et Auctoritas in Latinis Medii Aevi Litteris / Author and Authorship in Medieval Latin Literature: Proceedings of the VIth Congress of the International Medieval Latin Committee (Benevento-Naples, November 9–13, 2010). Firenze: Sismel-Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2014. Reviewed in The Medieval Review (16.10.02), 2016.

2016       Thomas W. Barton, Contesting Treasure: Jews and Authority in the Crown of Aragon. University Park, P.A.: Pennsylvania State UP, 2015. Reviewed in Speculum 91.4 (2016): 1073‒1074.

2015       Pamela A. Patton, Art of Estrangement: Redefining Jews in Reconquest Spain. University Park, P.A.: Pennsylvania State UP, 2012. Reviewed in Revista Hispánica Moderna 68.1 (2015): 105–07.

2015       Paola Tartakoff, Between Christian and Jew: Conversion and Inquisition in the Crown of Aragon, 1250–1391. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. Reviewed in The Journal of Religion 95.1 (2015): 134–36.

2015       Vicent Ferrer, Quaestio de Unitate Universalis מאמר נכבד בכולל (Ma’mar nikhbad ba-kolel). Latin Text and Medieval Hebrew Version with Catalan and English Translations. Edited by Alexander Fidora and Mauro Zonta in collaboration with Josep Batalla and Robert D. Hughes.Santa Coloma de Queralt: Obrador Edèndum, 2010. Reviewed in Medievalia et Humanistica n.s. 40 (2015): 159–62.

2013       Justin K. Stearns. Infectious Ideas: Contagion in Premodern Islamic and Christian Thought in the Western Mediterranean. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. Reviewed in Speculum 88.2 (2013): 584-87.

2013       Ragnhild Johnsrud Zorgati. Pluralism in the Middle Ages: Hybrid Identities, Conversion, and Mixed Marriages in Medieval Iberia. New York: Routledge, 2012.
Reviewed in The Medieval Review, (12.06.35), 2012.

2012       “The Virtues of Exile: An Appreciation of María Rosa Menocal (1953-2012).” La Corónica 41.1 (2012): 5-23.

2012       “Commentary on Christian de Pee, ‘Cycles of Cathay: Sinology, Philology, and Histories of the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279) in the United States.'” Fragments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Ancient and Medieval Pasts 2 (2012): 82-8

2011       Paula Fredriksen. Augustine and the Jews. A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism. New York: Doubleday, 2008. Reissued with a new postscript, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. Reviewed in AJS Review 35.2 (2011): 419–21

2013       Jean-Claude Schmitt. The Conversion of Herman the Jew. Autobiography, History, and Fiction in the Twelfth Century. Trans. Alex J. Novikoff. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. Reviewed in The Medieval Review (11.02.06), 2011.

2008       Ivy A. Corfis and Ray Harris – Northall, eds. Medieval Iberia: Changing Societies and Cultures in Contact and Transition. Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2007. Reviewed in Revista de Estudios Hipánicos 42.3 (2008): 591 – 2.

2008       A. Katie Harris. From Muslim to Christian Granada. Inventing a City’s Past in Early Modern Spain. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. Reviewed in Iberoamericana VIII, 31 (2008): 207-209.

2008       David Wacks. Framing Iberia: Maqāmāt and Frametale Narratives in Medieval Spain. Leiden: Brill, 2007. Reviewed in The Medieval Review (08.09.04), 2008.

2007       Biblia del segle XIV: Èxode, Levític. Transcription by Jaume Riera i Sans. Critical Apparatus, Notes and Glossary by Pere Casanellas i Bassols. Barcelona: Publicacions de L’Abadia de Montserrat, 2004. Reviewed in The Medieval Review (07.02.02), 2007.

2005       Judíos y musulmanes de al-Andalus. Contactos intelectuales. Seminario celebrado en la Casa de Velázquez (20–21 de febrero de 1997). Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 2002. Reviewed in The Journal of Arabic Literature 36:1 (2005): 103–106.

2004       Miguel [Daniel Leví] de Barrios. Complete Works. 3 vols. Edited by Moshe Lazar and F. Javier Pueyo Mena. Vol. 1. Lancaster, CA: Labyrinthos, 2002. Reviewed in Hebrew Studies 45 (2004), pp. 101–104.

2004       Barbara Fuchs. Mimesis and Empire: The New World, Islam and European Identities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Reviewed in Comparative Literature Studies 41:1 (2004): 176–179.

2002       Reginald Hyatte. The Prophet of Islam in Old French. The Romance of Muhammad (1258) and The Book of Muhammad’s Ladder (1264). English Translations, with an Introduction. Leiden: Brill, 1997. Reviewed in The Medieval Review (02/03/01), 2002