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Editors: Professor Geoffrey Khan (University of Cambridge), Dr. Ben Outhwaite (University of Cambridge), Dr. Nadia Vidro (University College London), and Dr. Eve Krakowski (Princeton Univeristy).

The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection at Cambridge University Library is the largest single collection of medieval Hebrew and Arabic manuscripts in the world and by far the most important archive of medieval Mediterranean primary source material. As well as being an unparalleled resource for the study of Jewish religious literature, the Collection has also had a momentous impact on many other areas of research, including the history, language and literature of medieval Jews and Arabs within the wider historical and cultural context of the medieval Mediterranean and Near East. Cambridge Genizah Studies, a subseries of Études sur le judaïsme medieval, publishes the very latest research on this archive and other Genizah collections worldwide, covering historical, linguistic, literary, and religious studies.
Free Ebrei (Free Jews) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic yearbook devoted to the study and the comprehension of Jewish identity through a historical, literary, political, economical, artistic and human perspective. It particularly focuses on contemporary age, even if deeper roots of long-term philosophical and political problems will be taken into account. The mission of the yearbook is to spread and defend the idea of freedom of expression above any political and historical contingency. Free Ebrei is dedicated to the promotion of Jewish contemporary identity through the publication of reviews, articles, interviews and documents. Free Ebrei is a yearbook open to the collaboration of all those (scholars and independent researchers) who recognize themselves in the need to defend and assert the freedom of expression in a thorny and politically incorrect issue. At the centre of its attention there are human beings in their irreducible complexity.

Every issue will be constructed along a leitmotiv, even if the yearbook also accepts contributions on its themes.

Free Ebrei is intended to deepen the key aspects of Jewish contemporary identity and can grasp the attention of scholars, students and libraries all over the world who are interested in politics, literature and culture. The authors of our yearbook will be young and junior scholars who are going to begin an academic, publicist, or teaching career. A key role will be played by the senior researchers.
The mission of this series is to support scholarship in diverse fields under the umbrella of the creative arts. With particular interest in theater, music, film and visual culture, this series seeks to publish cutting edge cultural history that contextualize these growing areas of scholarship within the larger tapestry of the Jewish experience.
Karaite Judaism emerged in the 9th century—an exciting and challenging new stream of medieval Jewish identity and thought which challenged the notions of traditional rabbinic Judaism by rejecting, on the one hand, the sanctified tradition of Jewish oral law and the authority of the ancient Rabbis, while on the other hand re-centering on the text of Hebrew Bible as the sole source of Jewish religion. This Brill subseries, entitled Karaite Texts and Studies, edited by Meira Polliack (Tel-Aviv University) and Michael G. Wechsler (Moody Bible Institute, Chicago) serves as a locus of investigation into medieval Karaism, based on the testimony of its extensive written remains. The recent efflorescence of scholarship on Karaism has provided the impetus for the establishment of the Karaite Texts and Studies series which appears in association with Études sur le judaïsme medieval. The series focuses on the “Golden Age” of Karaism in the Near East (the 10th through 12th centuries) and it covers all genres of Karaite literature, written in Hebrew, Judaeo-Arabic, or other languages.
The Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers showcases outstanding Jewish thinkers who have made lasting contributions to constructive Jewish philosophy in the second half of the 20th century. Each volume is devoted to one particular thinker and is meant to show the thinker’s relationship to the Jewish philosophical past and to contemporary Jewish existence. Each volume follows the same structure: an overview essay, several seminal essays by the philosopher, an interview with the editors, and a select bibliography of 120 items. Together the volumes in the Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers will feature the diversity and vitality of contemporary Jewish philosophy, will stimulate discussion on Jewish philosophical response to contemporary challenges, and will chart new paths for Jewish philosophy in the 21st century.

Available in print and electronically, the books in the Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers will be ideal for use in diverse educational settings (e.g., college-level courses, rabbinic seminaries, adult Jewish learning, and interreligious dialogue).

The series Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers is generously supported by the Baron Foundation.

The series is complete with the publication of Volume 21.



Two millennia ago, the Jewish priest-turned-general Flavius Josephus, captured by the emperor Vespasian in the middle of the Roman-Jewish War (66–70 CE), spent the last decades of his life in Rome writing several historiographical works in Greek. Josephus was eagerly read and used by Christian thinkers, but eventually his writings became the basis for the early-10th century Hebrew text called Sefer Yosippon, reintegrating Josephus into the Jewish tradition. This volume marks the first edited collection to be dedicated to the study of Josephus, Yosippon, and their reception histories. Consisting of critical inquiries into one or both of these texts and their afterlives, the essays in this volume pave the way for future research on the Josephan tradition in Greek, Latin, Hebrew and beyond.
A Historiographical Analysis of Autobiographical Discourse in the Judaean War
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The Jewish War describes the history of the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66-70 CE). This study deals with one of this work's most intriguing features: why and how Flavius Josephus, its author, describes his own actions in the context of this conflict in such detail. Glas traces the thematic and rhetorical aspects of autobiographical discourse in War and uses contextual evidence to situate Josephus’ self-characterisation in a Flavian Roman setting. In doing so, he sheds new light on this Jewish writer’s historiographical methods and his deep knowledge and creative use of Graeco-Roman culture.
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Aside from the prominent perpetrators such as Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele or Klaus Barbie, there were numerous other cases of Nazis and Nazi sympathizers from Germany and Austria who ended up in Latin America after 1945. Their life trajectories, professional activities, and contacts to local elites in their new homes have hardly been subject to systematic research to date. Their new lives in Latin America, their careers e.g. as diplomats, secret service agents or scientists are therefore a main focus of this volume. The biographies of these people and their networks are woven into the larger political, social, and scientific contexts of postwar Europe and Latin America, especially in the early Cold War period.