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Maimonidean Controversies in Egypt

Monday, March 30, 2015
1:15pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Class of '47 Room - Library

FACULTY COLLOQUIUM presented by ELISHA RUSS-FISHBANE of Wesleyan University on MARCH 30, 2015 at 1:15PM in CLASS OF ’47 ROOM – LIBRARY.


Elisha Russ-Fishbane is a historian of Jewish life and culture in the Islamic world, specializing in the religious and intellectual intersections of medieval Judaism and Islam. Elisha’s book on the Jewish-Sufi movement of thirteenth-century Egypt, entitled Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt: A Study of Abraham Maimonides and His Circle, will be published by Oxford University Press in July, 2015. His current work explores the image of non-Muslims in Sufi thought and literature and on the legacy of Maimonidean philosophy in the Jewish communities of the Near East and Western Europe.

Event is open to all faculty, staff, and students interested in learning more about Elisha’s research.


Please RSVP if you wish to attend. Beverages and snacks will be served.


Rae Asselin, 860-486-2271,

Judaic Studies (primary), Honors Program, Office of Global Affairs, Stamford Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies, UConn Master Calendar

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