The Lost Archive: Marina Rustow in conversation with Arnold Franklin

Join the Center for Jewish Studies at City University of New York on November 19, 2020, for a conversation with SCT 2021-21 Faculty Marina Rustow and Arnold Franklin on Rustow's new book, The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Princeton University Press, 2020)

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November 19, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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2020-21 SCT Faculty Marina Rustow is Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Professor of History at Princeton University, where she holds the Khedouri A. Zilkha Chair in Jewish Civilization in the Near East and directs the Princeton Geniza Lab, which brings students and specialists together to decipher and digitize medieval documentary sources in Hebrew and Arabic script. She is the author of Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate (Cornell UP, 2008), and of The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Princeton UP, 2020). Her current research interests include the Indian Ocean trade, the material culture of medieval Cairo, and taxation and fiscality in Fatimid Egypt.

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Detail from Book Cover: The Lost Archive by Marina Rustow