The following is a selected list of publications with links to the publisher's site. For a complete list, see the cv.
Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition
Forthcoming from W. W. Norton & Company
Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg, Editors
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Princeton University Press, 1996. Paperback edition, February, 1998.
Spanish translation: Comunidades de Violencia: Persecución de minorías en la edad media, Peninsula Editorial (2001); French translation: Violence et minorités au Moyen Age, Presses Universitaires de France (2001).
“Badiou’s Number: a Critique of Mathematical Ontology,” co-authored with Ricardo Nirenberg, Critical Inquiry 37.4 (2011), 583-614. (Response by Alain Badiou, and reply by us, “Critical Response,” in Critical Inquiry 38 (2012), 362-387.
“The Judaism of Christian Art,” in Judaism and Christian Art, ed. H. Kessler and D. Nirenberg (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), pp. 387-428.
“Introduction,” in Judaism and Christian Art, ed. H. Kessler and D. Nirenberg (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), pp. 1-9.
“Shakespeare’s Jewish Questions,” Renaissance Drama 38 (2010).
“Anti-Zionist Demography,” Dissent (Spring, 2010), 103-9.
"Judentum und Islam in der europäischen Dialektik von Glaube und Vernunft: Anmerkungen zur Geschichtstheologie Papst Benedikts XVI,“ in Religionskontroversen im Verfassungsstaat, ed. Hans G. Kippenberg and Astrid Reuter (Verlag Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2010), pp. 181-207.
“Was there Race before Modernity? The Example of ‘Jewish’ Blood in Late Medieval Spain,” in The Origins of Racism in the West, ed. Miriam Eliav-Feldon, Benjamin Isaac, and Joseph Ziegler (Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 232-64.
"Love and Capitalism," The New Republic, Sept. 25, 2009, pp. 39-42.
“Unrenounceable Core,” London Review of Books, 31.14 (23 July, 2009), 16-18.
“Christendom and Islam,” in The Cambridge History of Christianity: Christianity in Western Europe c. 1100-c. 1500, ed. M. Rubin and W. Simons (Cambridge University Press, 2009), 149-69.
“Slay Them Not,” The New Republic, March 18, 2009, pp. 42-47.
“Choosing Life,” The New Republic, Nov. 5, 2008, pp. 39-43.
“Whatever Happened to the Commonwealth?” (with Jane Dailey), Dissent Magazine (online), Sep. 29, 2008.
“Islam and the West: Two Dialectical Fantasies,” Journal of Religion in Europe, 1 (2008), pp. 1-33.
“Hope’s Mistakes,” The New Republic, Feb. 13, 2008.
“Truth and Consequences,” The New Republic, Dec 11, 2006.
“What Benedict Really Said. Paleologus and Us.” The New Republic, Oct 10, 2006.
“Engaging ‘Order and Exclusion’: Reflections on a recent book by Dominique Iogna-Prat,” Early Medieval Europe 13 (2005), pp. 389-96.
“The Birth of the Pariah: Jews, Christian Dualism, and Social Science,” Social Research 70.1 (Spring, 2003), 201-236.
“Enmity and Assimilation: Jews, Christians, and Converts in Medieval Spain,” Common Knowledge 9 (2003), 137-155.
“Conversion, Sex, and Segregation: Jews and Christians in Medieval Spain,” American Historical Review 107 (Oct. 2002), pp. 1065-1093.
“Mass Conversion and Genealogical Mentalities: Jews and Christians in Fifteenth-Century Spain,” Past and Present 174 (Feb. 2002), pp. 3-41.
“From Nebuchadnezzar to Negroponte: Three Millennia of Millennialism,” Offcourse: a Literary Journal 5 (Fall 1999)
"The State of Mudejar Studies," Journal of Medieval History 24 (1998), pp. 381-89.
"Les juifs, la violence, et le sacré," Annales: HSS 50 (1995), pp. 109-131.
"Muslim-Jewish Relations in the Fourteenth-Century Crown of Aragon," Viator 24 (1993), pp. 249-268.
"A Female Rabbi in Fourteenth Century Zaragoza?," Sefarad 51 (1991), pp. 179-182.
Review of Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People (Verso, 2009), Dissent (Spring, 2010), 103-9.
Review of Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate: On Integral Human development in Charity and Truth (Ignatius Press, 2009), The New Republic, Sep. 23, 2009, pp. 39-42.
Review of Yirmiyahu Yovel, The Other Within: The Marranos, Split Identity and Emerging Modernity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009), in London Review of Books 31.14 (23 July, 2009), 16-18.
Review of Paula Fredriksen, Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism (New York: Doubleday, 2008), in The New Republic, March 18, 2009, pp. 42-47.
Review of Hans Jonas, Memoirs, ed. Christian Wiese (Brandeis: Brandeis University Press, 2008), and Christian Wiese, The Life and Thought of Hans Jonas: Jewish Dimensions (Brandeis: Brandeis University Press, 2008), in The New Republic, Nov. 5, 2008, pp. 39-43.
Review of Harvey Hames, Like Angels on Jacob’s Ladder: Abraham Abulafia, the Franciscans, and Joachimism (Albany: SUNY Press, 2007), Journal of Ecclesiastical History 60 (2009), 160-61.
Review Essay of Elka Klein, Jews, Christian Society, and Royal Power in Medieval Barcelona, in Jewish History 22 (June, 2008), pp. 245-253.
Review of Jonathan Elukin, Living Together, Living Apart: Rethinking Jewish-Christian Relations in the Middle Ages (Princeton University Press, 2007), in The New Republic, Feb. 13, 2008, pp. 46-50.
Review of Kenneth Stow, Jewish Dogs: An Image and its Interpreters (Stanford, 2006) and Israel Jacob Yuval, Two Nations in Your Womb: Perceptions of Jews and Christians in Late NAtiquity and the Middle Ages (Berkeley, 2006), The American Historical Review (April, 2007), 562-64.
Review of Chris Lowney, A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain (Oxford University Press, NY, 2006), in Common Knowledge 14 (2008), p. 153.
Review of Michael Gaddis, There is No Crime for Those who have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire (California, 2005), in The New Republic (December 2006).
Review of L.P. Harvey, Muslims in Spain: 1500-1614 (Chicago, 2005), in The American Historical Review 110 (2005).
Review of James Given, Inquisition and Medieval Society: Power, Discipline, and Resistance in Languedoc (Ithaca, 1997), Speculum 75 (2000), pp. 182-184.
Review of Robert I. Burns, S.J., Jews in the notarial culture. Latinate wills in Mediterranean Spain, 1250-1350 (Berkeley/Los Angeles, 1996) in Journal of Ecclesiastical History 50 (1999), pp. 572-73.
Review essay of Norman Roth, Jews, Visigoths and Muslims in Medieval Spain; and Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain, in Journal of the American Oriental Society 117.4 (1997), pp. 753-757.