The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host a lecture by distinguished historian, Mark Cohen, Ph.D., of Princeton University, “The Myth of Muslim Anti-Semitism,” at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Pere Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall.
Cohen is the Khedouri A. Zilkha Emeritus Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East at Princeton. His ground-breaking work with the Cairo Geniza documents has made him one of the most important scholars in the field of medieval Jewish history in the Muslim Middle East. His numerous books include Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages (Princeton, 2008); The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages (Princeton, 2005); and Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egypt (Princeton 1980).
The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.