Transfer and Religion

Interactions between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

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Alexander A. Dubrau, Davide Scotto, Ruggero Vimercati Sanseverino
  • Tübingen: 
    Mohr Siebeck
    , January
     404 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This collaboration brings into conversation scholars of Jewish and Islamic studies, theologians, and cultural historians to shed new light on the enduring intertwining between the Abrahamic faiths in the Mediterranean and Central Europe since the Middle Ages. Drawing on interdisciplinary expertise, the volume presents a series of case studies reflecting – in either a constructive or a disruptive way – the interactions between the dynamics of transfer and the role of religion in society. The long durée of the book's chronology helps outline the making of religious transfers in the medieval times and their transformations up to the twentieth-century challenges of nationalism and secularism. Considering a variety of distinct implications and reactions to religious transfer, the volume contributes to pinpointing past and present challenges towards religious conceptions, doctrines and narratives in the interaction between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Alexander A. Dubrau received his PhD in Talmudic studies from the Center for Jewish Studies Heidelberg and is currently a research fellow in Judaic studies at the University of Tübingen.

Davide Scotto received his PhD in medieval and humanistic studies from the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Florence, now part of the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa and is currently a research fellow at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

Ruggero Vimercati Sanseverino received his PhD in Islamic studies from the University Aix-Marseille and is currently professor for Hadith studies at the University of Tübingen.


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