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Uriel Simonsohn, University of Haifa (Israel)

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Jessie Sherwood, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

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Monica Colominas Aparicio, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
John Zaleski, Loyola University Maryland (USA)

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Mustafa Abu-Sway, Al-Quds University (Abū Dīs, Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory)
Elisheva Baumgarten, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Giancarlo Casale, University of Minnesota (USA)
Eric Dursteler, Brigham Young University (USA)
Ana Echevarria, Universidad de Educacion A Distancia, Madrid (Spain)
David Freidenreich, Colby College (USA)
Mercedes Garcia-Arenal, CCHS/CSIC, Madrid (Spain)
Rebecca Krug, University of Minnesota (USA)
Maria Mavroudi, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Mark Meyerson, University of Toronto (Canada)
David Nirenberg, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton (USA)
Natalie Rothman, University of Toronto Scarborough (Canada)
Teofilo Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Ryan Szpiech, University of Michigan (USA)
Jack Tannous, Princeton University (USA)
John Tolan, Université de Nantes (France)
Alexander Treiger, Dalhousie University (USA)
David Wasserstein, Vanderbilt University (USA)
Gerard Wiegers, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
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Uriel Simonsohn (Ph.D., Princeton, 2008) is a faculty member in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Haifa. His work is concerned with the social intersections of diverse religious communities in the medieval Islamic world, whether through human agency or institutional arrangements. He is the author of A Common Justice: The Legal Allegiances of Christians and Jews under Early Islam (Pennsylvania UP, 2011) and of Female Power and Religious Change in the Medieval Near East (Oxford UP, 2023). He is also co-editor of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Medieval and Early Modern Times: A Festschrift in Honor of Mark R. Cohen (Brill, 2014), The Family in Late Antiquity: Patterns and Perceptions Across Traditions (Bialik, 2019); Conversion to Islam in the Premodern Age: A Sourcebook (University of California UP, 2020), and has written numerous articles and book chapters. A full list of his publications and further information about his academic work can be found here.

Medieval Encounters

Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue

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Medieval Encounters promotes discussion and dialogue across cultural, linguistic and disciplinary boundaries on the interactions of Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures during the period from the fourth through to the sixteenth century C.E.

Culture is defined in its widest form to include art, all manner of history, languages, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, religion and science. The geographic limits of inquiry will be bounded only by the limits in which the traditions interacted. Confluence is also understood broadly, to allow explorations of indirect intercultural interactions and exchange, and comparative approaches are also encouraged.

Articles may deal with specific texts, events or phenomena, as well as theories of interpretations and analysis. The journal will actively promote a representative spread across all the humanistic disciplines and scholarly communities. All articles will be refereed by members of the editorial board and other scholars on the basis of their scholarly merit and the degree to which they promote our understanding of Jewish, Christian and Muslim relations in the Middle Ages. Articles may be written in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish.
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