The Jews of Bamiyan: A Community of Traders and Scholars in 11th Century Khorasan

Tue, Mar 10, 2015, 4:30 am
Location: 
202 Jones Hall
Audience: 
Free, Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Sponsor(s): 
Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies
Program in Judaic Studies

Shaul Shaked is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Hungarian Academy of Science. He was awarded the Israel Prize in Linguistics in 2000. He has been a visiting professor in several institutions, among them UC Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Collège de France, and the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest).

Among his books are: Wisdom of the Sasanian Sages; From Zoroastrian Iran to Islam; Dualism in transformation; Aramaic documents from Ancient Bactria (with Joseph Naveh); Aramaic bowl spells, vol. 1 (with J.N. Ford and S. Bhayro); Magische Texte aus der Kairoer Geniza (2 volumes, with P. Schäfer and others), Irano-Judaica (6 volumes, with A. Netzer).

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