Mark Cohen

historian

Mark R. Cohen (born March 11, 1943) is an American scholar, professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University specializing in Jews in the Muslim world. He is a leading scholar of the history of Jews in the Middle Ages under Islam. He also heads the Geniza Project at Princeton University, which aims to place an extensive number of medieval documents on an online search engine.

Selected publications:

Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Islam (1980)
The Autobiography of a Seventeenth-Century Venetian Rabbi (1987)
Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages (1994)
Poverty and Charity in the Jewish community of Medieval Egypt (2005)
The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages: An Anthology of Documents from the Cairo Geniza (2005)

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