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Rodrigo Laham Cohen

Rodrigo Laham Cohen is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of San Martín, and a Researcher in the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). His PhD focused on Jewish Communities in the period of Gregory the Great. He has published widely on Christian Anti-Judaism and Jewish Anti-Christianity in Late Antiquity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...In 1937 Stefan Zweig wrote The Buried Candelabrum, a short and beautiful novel that recreates the story of the menorah of the Second Temple. In fact, the Romans stole the candelabrum after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE. According...

Augustine of Hippo (353–430)

Bruce V. Foltz

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Bruce Foltz is a Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mohammad Azadpur

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Mohammad Azadpur

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David Bradshaw

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David Bradshaw

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Peter Casarella

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Peter Casarella

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Eric D. Perl

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Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn

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Medieval Philosophy : A Multicultural Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...For more than a millennium after his death, Augustine was an authority who simply had to be accommodated. He shaped medieval thought as no one else did.Paul Vincent Spade, “Medieval Philosophy,” in The Oxford Illustrated History...

Bell-lamp of Oran from the Perspective of Art History

Erika Loic

Erika Loic is the Assistant Professor of Global Medieval Art History at Florida State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alice Isabella Sullivan

Alice Isabella Sullivan is Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Object Description The bell-lamp of Oran is a repurposed Iberian bell removed from a Christian church and augmented with lamp holders for use in a North African mosque in present-day Algeria (fig.1). It is currently in the collection...

Bell-lamp of Oran from the Perspective of Cultural History

Ali Asgar Hussamuddin Alibhai

Ali Asgar Hussamuddin Alibhai is Lecturer in Islamic Visual and Material Culture and History at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alice Isabella Sullivan

Alice Isabella Sullivan is Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Object Description In the Islamic west (the Maghrib), Muslim rulers fostered and continued a tradition of capturing Christian bells as spolia and converting them into lamps. The bell-lamp of Oran (located in present-day Algeria...

From the Maghrib to the Two Sicilies

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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...The great scientists and philosophers of the Islamic West were as much at home in the Maghrib, as they were in al-Andalus. Some of them travelled widely in both the Muslim and Christian worlds, which from the late eleventh century onwards...