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Ryan Szpiech, University of Michigan (USA)

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Gerard Wiegers, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Uriel Simonsohn, University of Haifa (Israel)

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Mustafa Abu-Sway, Al-Quds University (Abū Dīs, Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory)
Catherine Asher, University of Minnesota (USA)
David B. Burrell, Notre Dame University and Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem (Israel)
Giancarlo Casale, University of Minnesota (USA)
Ana Echevarria, Universidad de Educacion A Distancia, Madrid (Spain)
Mercedes Garcia-Arenal, CCHS/CSIC, Madrid (Spain)
Thomas Glick, Boston University (USA)
Dominique Iogna-Prat, Centre d'Etudes Médiévales, Auxerre (France)
Rebecca Krug, University of Minnesota (USA)
Consuelo Lôpez-Morillas, Indiana University (USA)
Michael Lower, University of Minnesota (USA)
Sophia Menache, University of Haifa (Israel)
Mark Meyerson, University of Toronto (Canada)
David Nirenberg, University of Chicago (USA)
William D. Phillips, University of Minnesota (USA)
Cynthia Robinson, Cornell University (USA)
Teofilo Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Dayle Seidenspinner-Nunez, Notre Dame University (USA)
Fr. Columba Stewart, O.S.B., Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and St. John's University (USA)
John Tolan, Université de Nantes (France)
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Ryan Szpiech (Ph.D., Yale, 2006) is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Michigan. He is a historian of the cultures and literatures of medieval Iberia, with a special focus on cultural interaction, exchange, and conflict. His interests converge around the concept of translation (of languages, alphabets, styles, beliefs, identities, and ideas) as a tool for defining the relations between Jews, Muslims, and Christians. His first book, Conversion and Narrative: Reading Authority in Medieval Polemic (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), won the “La Corónica International Book Prize” in 2015. He also edited Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean (Fordham University Press, 2015). Recently he has co-edited (with Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, Charles Burnett, and Silke Ackermann) Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures (Brill, 2019) and written numerous articles and book chapters. His CV and full list of publications are available 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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