Listen: Ackerman-Lieberman offers new perspective on Medieval Egypt

Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman (Steve Green, Vanderbilt)

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman draws on legal documents from the Cairo Geniza in his new book, The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2014), for a better understanding of daily life in the Medieval Islamic world. Ackerman-Lieberman is an assistant professor of Jewish studies and law, assistant professor of religious studies, and affiliated assistant professor of Islamic studies and history. His research focuses on the economic, social, and legal history of the Jewish community in the lands of Islam in the Medieval period. Listen to Ackerman-Liberman’s interview with Divinity Librarian Chris Benda.