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date: 08 May 2021

Abulafia, Prof. Anna Brechta Sapir free

DTh, LittD; FBA 2020; FRHistS

Born New York 8 May 1952; d of Boris and Berti Sapir; m 1979, David Samuel Harvard Abulafia, qv; two d

Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, University of Oxford, since 2015; Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, since 2015


St Hilda’s and St Hugh’s, NY; Bronx High Sch. of Sci.; Goois Lyceum, Netherlands; Univ. of Amsterdam (Candidaats 1974; Doctoraal Hist. 1978; DTh 1984); Lucy Cavendish Coll., Cambridge (MA 1985; LittD 2014); Univ. of Oxford (DLitt 2015). FRHistS 1998


Lectr in Medieval Hist., Univ. of Amsterdam, 1979; Res. Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge, 1981–86; Lucy Cavendish Coll., Cambridge: Laura Ashley Res. Fellow, 1987–90; Fellow, Coll. Lectr and Dir of Studies in Hist., 1990–2015; Tutor for grad. students, 1992–96; Sen. Tutor, 1996–2002; Vice Pres., 2002–10; Affiliated Coll. Lectr and Dir of Studies in Hist., Newnham Coll., Cambridge, 2013–15


(ed jtly) The Works of Gilbert Crispin, Abbot of Westminster, 1986; Christians and Jews in the Twelfth-century Renaissance, 1995; Christians and Jews in Dispute, 1998; (ed) Religious Violence between Christians and Jews: medieval roots, modern perspectives, 2002; Christian-Jewish Relations, 1000–1300: Jews in the service of medieval Christendom, 2011; contrib. articles to learned jls, conf. proceedings and vols of collected essays


knitting, gardening


Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA

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