|Title:||Lecture: “How Islam Saved the Jews”|
|Calendar:||College of Arts and Sciences Events|
|Date:||04.24.2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm|
|Location:||1670 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL, United States|
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DescriptionWhat: Lecture: “How Islam Saved the Jews”
When: April 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Where: UAB Volker Hall, Lecture Room A, 1670 University Boulevard
Contact: call 205-934-5634 or e-mail CAShistory@uab.edu
The Department of History (UAB College of Arts and Sciences) and the Birmingham Islamic Society present Dr. David J. Wasserstein, Eugene Greener Jr. Professor of Jewish History at Vanderbilt University, in a lecture titled “How Islam Saved the Jews.”
Wasserstein studies medieval Islamic and Jewish history. With a background in classical studies, he is also interested in the classical tradition in Islam, and in particular in the ways in which Judaism, Islam, and the classical world intersect culturally, linguistically, and politically. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles.
He is the author of numerous scholarly articles, as well as The Rise and Fall of the Party-Kings, Politics and Society in Islamic Spain, 1002-1086 (1985); The Caliphate in the West: An Islamic Political Institution in the Iberian Peninsula (1993); and The Legend of the Septuagint, From Classical Antiquity to Today (with A. Wasserstein, 2006).
For more information call the UAB Department of History at 205-934-5634 or e-mail CAShistory@uab.edu. Lecture is free and open to the public.