Prof. Benjamin Arbel

חוג להסטוריה כללית אמריטוס
Phone: 03-6409785
External phone: 09-9540712
Fax: 03-6406229
Office: Gilman-humanities



 Professor Emeritus of Early Modern History

School of History, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel


Main Publications: Trading Nations. Jews and Venetians in the Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean (Leiden & New York: Bill, 1995); Cyprus, the Franks and Venice (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000); The Italian Renaissance: The Growth  of a Secular Culture (Tel Aviv, Ministry of Defence, 2000);  Venetian Letters from the Archives of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and Other Cypriot Collections (Nicosia: The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 2007).

Edited books: (with D. Jacoby and B. Hamilton) of Latins and Greeks in the Eastern Mediterranean after 1204 (London, F. Cass, 1989)Intercultural Contacts in the Medieval Mediterranean. Studies in Honour of David Jacoby  (London, F. Cass, 1995);  (with J. Terkel and S. Menache) Human Beings and other Animals in Historical Perspective (Jerusalem, Carmel Books, 2007);  (with E. Chayes and H. Hendrix) Cyprus and the Renaissance (Turnhout, Prepols, 2013). 

Research Students

Ph.D. Students


Mariuccia Krasner, “La comunita’ ebaica palermitana nel xv secolo attraverso uno studio sui documenti notarili”   (approved in 2003) [co-supervision with Prof. S. Simonsohn]

Yossef Hart: “The Functions of the Great Council in Renaissance Venice (1475-1533). A Re-evaluation”  (approved in 2004) [in Hebrew]

Deena Joy Kestenbaum, “Padua, Verona and Vicenza during the plague years, 1575-1578 (approved in 2006)

Georg Christ: “Konflikte am Schnittpunkt von Orient und Okzident. Ein venezianischer Konsul im mamlukischen Alexandria 1418-1420“ (approved in 2006) [co-supervision with Prof. Archatz von Müller, University of Basle].

Jacob [Kobi] Yosef: “Ethnic groups, social connections and dynasties in the Mamluk Sultanate (1250-1517)” (approved in 2010)   [in Hebrew, co-supervision with Prof. Michael Winter]

Davide Mano: “Pitigliano in tumulto, 1799 : resistenza popolare e violenza antiebraica“ (approved in 2014) [co-supervision with Prof. A. Grab]

Chaim Shulman: “A Tale of Three Thirsty Cities. The Water Supply Systems of Toledo, London and Paris in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century” (approved in 2015).

Renard Gluzman: “Private Shipping in Renaissance Venice, 1480-1550” [Currently supervised]



1. Trading Nations. Jews and Venetians in the Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean (Leiden: Brill,1995), xi+237 pp.

2. Cyprus, the Franks and Venice (13th-16th Centuries) (London: Ashgate-Variorum, 2000) (Variorum Collected Studies Series CS 688), xii+332 pp.

3. The Italian Renaissance: The Emergence of a Secular Culture (Tel Aviv 2000), 144 pp. [in Hebrew]

Edited books and special issues:

4. (in collab. with B. Hamilton and D. Jacoby) Latins and Greeks in the Eastern Mediterranean after 1204 (London: F. Cass, 1989), 245 pp. [also published as a special issue of Mediterranean Historical Review, 4/1, June, 1989.

5. Intercultural Contacts in the Medieval Mediterranean. Studies in Honour of David Jacoby (London: F. Cass, 1995), 340 pp. [also published as a special issue of Mediterranean Historical Review, 10/1-2, June-Dec. 1995].

6. (in collab. with J. Terkel and S. Menache) Human Beings and other Animals in Historical
Perspective (Jerusalem: Carmel, 2007), 408 pp. [in Hebrew].

7. Venetian Letters (1354-1512) from the Archives of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
and other Cypriot Collections (Nicosia: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 2007), 212 pp.

8, Minorities in Colonial Settings: the Jews in Venice's Hellenic Territories (London: Routledge, 2012) [special issue of Mediterranean Historical Review, 27/2 (2012)

9. (in collab. with E. Chayes and H. Hendrix, Cyprus and the Renaissance (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013)



1. "The Republic that Ruled the Seas", in M. Harsgor (ed.), Introduction to the Renaissance,
Tel Aviv, 1978, pp. 83-92 [in Hebrew].

2. "The Jews in Cyprus: New Evidence from the Venetian Period", Jewish Social Studies, 41
(1979), pp. 23-40, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op. cit.

3. "Cypriot Population under Venetian Rule: A Demographic Study", Μελέται καί
Υπομνήματα , 1 (1984), pp. 183-215, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op. cit..

4. "Urban Assemblies and Town Councils in Frankish and Venetian Cyprus", in T.
Papadopoullos and B. Englezaki, eds., Πρακτικά του Δεύτερου Διεθνούς Kυπρολογικού
Συνεδρίου (Nicosia, 1986), vol. 2, pp. 203-213, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice,
op. cit.

5. [B. Arbel et G. Veinstein], "La fiscalité vénéto-chypriote au miroir de la législation
ottomane: le qanunname de 1572”, Turcica, 18 (1986), pp. 7-51.

6. "Venezia, gli Ebrei e l’attività di Salomone Ashkenasi nella guerra di Cipro” [Venice, the
Jews and Solomon Ashkenasi's Activity during the War of Cyprus], in G. Cozzi (ed.), Gli
ebrei e Venezia (Milan: Edizioni Comunità, 1987), pp. 163-197.

7. "Venetian Trade in Fifteenth-Century Acre: The Letters of Francesco Bevilaqua (1471-
72)", Asian and African Studies, 22 (1988), pp. 227-288.

8. "A Royal Family in Republican Venice: The Cypriot Legacy of the Corner della Regina",
Studi Veneziani, n.s. 15 (1988), pp. 131-152, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op.

9. "Venice and the Jewish Merchants of Istanbul in the Sixteenth Century", in A. Toaff and S.
Schwarzfuchs, eds., The Mediterranean and the Jews: Finance and International Trade
(XVIth-XVIIIth Centuries) (Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University, 1989), pp. 92-109.

10. "Traffici marittimi e sviluppo urbano a Cipro (secoli XIII-XVI)” [Maritime Traffic and
Urban Development in Cyprus (13th-16th Centuries)], in E.Poleggi(ed.), Città portuali del
Mediterraneo (Genua: SAGEP Editrice, 1989), pp. 89-94.

11. "Résistance ou collaboration? Les Chypriotes sous la domination vénitienne”, in M.
Balard (ed.), Etat et colonisation au Moyen Age et à la Renaissance (Lyon: La Manufacture, 1989), pp. 131-
143, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op. cit.

12. "The Cypriot Nobility from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century: A New
Interpretation", in B. Arbel, B. Hamilton and D. Jacoby (eds.), Latins and Greeks in the
Eastern Mediterranean after 1204 (London: Frank Cass, 1989), pp. 175-197, reprinted in: Cyprus, the
Franks and Venice, op. cit.

13 . "Sauterelles et mentalités. Le cas de la Chypre vénitienne”, Annales ESC, 44e année, No
5 (1989), pp. 1057-1074, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op. cit.

14. “Mediterranean Cultural Crossroads: Frankish and Venetian Cyprus”, Zmanim, 34-35
(1990), pp. 82-93 [in Hebrew]

15. "Salomone Ashkenazi, mercante e armatore” [Solomon Ashkenazi, Merchant and
Shipowner], in G. Todeschini and P.C. Ioly Zorattini (eds.), Il mondo ebraico. Gli ebrei tra
Italia nord-orientale e Impero asburgico dal Medioevo all'Età contemporanea (Pordenone: Studio Tesi,
1991), pp. 109-128.

16. "Levantine Power Struggles in an Unpublished Mamluk Letter of 877 AH/1473 CE",
Mediterranean Historical Review, 7 (1992), pp. 92-100.

17. "Nur Banu (c. 1530-1583): A Venetian Sultana?", Turcica, 24 (1992), pp. 241-259.

18. "Slave Trade and Slave Labor in Frankish Cyprus", Studies in Medieval and Renaissance
History, n.s. 14 (1993), pp. 149-190, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op. cit.

19. "The Reign of Caterina Corner (1473-1489) as a Family Affair", Studi Veneziani, n.s. 26
(1993), pp. 67-85, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op. cit.

20. "Venezia e il Mediterraneo nel Cinquecento” [Venice and the Mediterranean in the
Sixteenth Century], in J. Hinojosa Montalvo (ed.), 1490: en el umbral de la modernidad. El Mediterráneo europeo y las ciudades en el tránsito de los siglos XV-XVI (Alicante, 1994), pp.

21. "Greek Magnates in Venetian Cyprus: The Case of the Synglitico Family", Dumbarton
Oaks Papers, 49 (1995), pp. 325-337, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op. cit.

22. "Venetian Cyprus and the Muslim Levant, 1473-1570", in N. Coureas and J. Riley Smith
(eds.), Cyprus and the Crusades (Nicosia, 1995), pp. 159-185, reprinted in: Cyprus, the
Franks and Venice, op. cit.

23. "H Κύπρος υπό Ενετική Κυριαρχία” [Cyprus under Venetian Rule], in Th. Papadopoullos
(ed.), Ιστορία της Κύπρου [History of Cyprus], vol. 4, Part A, (Nicosia: Makarios III Foundation, 1995), vol. 4, pp. 455-536.

24. "Régime colonial, colonisation et peuplement: Le cas de Chypre sous la domination
vénitienne", in Sources. Travaux historiques, vols. 43-44 (Paris, 1996), pp. 95-103, reprinted
in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op. cit.

25. "The Economy of Cyprus during the Venetian Period (1473-1571)", in V. Karageorghis
and D. Michaelides (eds.), The Development of the Cypriot Economy from the Prehistoric
Period to the Present Day (Nicosia: Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus University, 1996), pp. 185-192.

26. [B. Arbel and A. Luttrell] "Plundering Ancient Treasures at Bodrum (Halicarnassus): A
Commercial Letter written on Cyprus, January 1507", Mediterranean Historical Review, 11
(1996), pp. 79-86.

27. "Colonie d’Oltremare” [Overseas Colonies], in A. Tenenti and U. Tucci (eds), Storia di
Venezia dalle origini alla caduta della Serenissima, vol. V: Il Rinascimento. Società ed
economia (Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 1996), pp. 947-985.

28. “The Mystery of Abraham Castro – and its Solution”, in The Days of the Crescent.
Chapters in the History of the Jews in the Ottoman Empire, ed. M. Rozen (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 1996),
pp. 333-357 [in Hebrew].

29. "Attraverso il Mediterraneo nel 1499: una nave veneziana naufragata a Cipro e il suo
carico” [Crossing the Mediterranean in 1499: A Venetian ship wrecked in Cyprus and its
Cargo], in G. Airaldi, ed., Le vie del Mediterraneo. Idee, uomini, oggetti (secoli XI-XVI), ed.
Gabriella Airaldi (Genua: ECIG, 1997), pp. 103-115.

30. "The List of Able-Bodied Jews at the Cretan Town of Chania (Canea), 1536", in Daniel
Carpi Jubilee Volume (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 1997), pp. 21-33.

31a. “Κύπρος: Επαρχία τής Βενετικής Δημοκρατίας. Συνέχειες καί Ασυνέχειες” [Cyprus as a
Venetian Territory: Continuity and Change], in Bυζαντινή Μεσαιωνική Κύπρος, eds. D.P.
Papanikola-Bakirtzis and M. Iakovou (Nicosia: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 1997), pp. 161-174.

31b. “Cyprus under Venice: Continuity and Change", English version of No. 28 in: Byzantine
Medieval Cyprus, eds. D. Papanikola-Bakirtzis and M. Iakovou (Nicosia: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 1998), pp. 161-174.

32. "L’eredità genovese a Cipro, 1464-1571” [The Genoese Heritage in Cyprus, 1464-1571],
in L. Balletto (ed.), Oriente e Occidente fra medioevo ed età moderna. Studi in onore di Geo
Pistarino, (Acqui Terme: Università degli Studi di Genova, 1997), vol. 1, pp. 21-40, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op.

33. "Riflessioni sul ruolo di Creta nel commercio Mediterraneo del Cinquecento” [Reflections on the Role of Crete in the Trading System of the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean], in Venezia e Creta, ed. G. Ortalli (Venice: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 1998), pp. 245-259.

34. "Roots of Poverty and Sources of Richness in Cyprus under Venetian Rule", in Πλούσιοι
καί Φτωχοί στην Κοινωνία της Ελληνολατινικής Ανατολής - Ricchi e poveri nella società
dell'Oriente Grecolatino, ed. Chryssa A. Maltezou (Venice: Istituto Ellenico, 1998), pp. 351-360.

35. "Entre mythe et histoire: La légende noire de la domination vénitienne à Chypre”, Etudes
balkaniques: Cahiers Pierre Belon, 5 (1998), (Matériaux pour une histoire de Chypre (IVe-
XXe siècles), pp. 81-107, reprinted in: Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, op. cit.

36. "The Port Towns of the Levant in Sixteenth-Century Travel Literature", in A. Cowan
(ed.), Mediterranean Urban Culture, 1400-1700 (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2000), pp. 151-164.

37. "Renaissance Geographical Literature and the Nile", in The Nile: Histories, Cultures,
Myths, eds. H. Erlich and I. Gershoni (New York: Rienner, 2000), pp. 105-119.

38. “Cypriot Villages from the Byzantine to the British Period: Observations on a Recent
Book”, Eπετηρίδα του Kέντρου Eπιστημονικών Eρευνών (Annual of the Cyprus Research
Centre), vol. 26 (2000), pp. 439-456.

39. "Shipping and Toleration: The Appearance of Jewish Shipowners in the Early Modern
Period", in Seafaring and the Jews, Special issue of Mediterranean Historical Review, vol.
15/1 (June 2000), ed. N. Kashtan, pp. 56-71.

40. "Supplying Water to Famagusta: New Evidence from the Venetian Period", in
Proceedings of the Third International Congress of Cypriot Studies (Nicosia, 1996), vol. 2
(Nicosia: Society of Cypriot Studies, 2001), pp. 651-656.

41. "Au service de la Sérénissime: Donato d’Aprile et la donation du royaume de Chypre à
Venise par le roi Jacques II”, in Dei Gesta per Francos. Crusade Studies in Honour of Jean
Richard, eds. M. Balard, B.Z. Kedar & J. Riley-Smith (Aldershot: Ashgate-Variorum, 2001), 425-434.

42. "Jews in International Trade: The Emergence of the Levantines and Ponentines”, in R.
Davis and B. Ravid (eds), The Jews of Early Modern Venice (Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001),
pp. 73-96, 264-271 [notes].

43. “Animal Rights in Historical Perspective”, in Animals, Society and What’s between them,
I. Tesler, J. Terkel, I. Meged (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 2001), pp. 17-28 [in Hebrew].

44. "The Ionian Islands and Venice’s Trading System during the Sixteenth-Century", in
Κέντρο Μελετών Ιονίου – Εταιρεία Ζακυνθιακών Σπουδών, Πρακτικά ΣΤ’ Διεθνούς
Πανιονίου Συνεδρίου [Acts of the 6th International Pan-Ionian Congress (Zakynthos, 1997)],
vol. 2 (Athens, 2001), pp. 147-160.

45. “Machiavelli’s Mule and Montaigne’s Cat: Renaissance Men and other Animals”,
Zemanim, 77 (2002/1), pp. 28-43. [in Hebrew]

46. “Roman-Catholics and Greek-Orthodox in the Early-Modern Venetian State”, in The
Three Religions. Interdisciplinary Conference of Tel Aviv University and Munich University,
Venice, October 2000, eds. Nili Cohen & Andreas Heldrich (Munich: Herbert Utz Verlag, 2002), pp. 73-86.

47. "Maps of the World for Ottoman Princes? Further Evidence and Questions concerning
'The Mappamondo of Hajji Ahmad”, Imago Mundi , 54 (2002), pp. 19-29.

48. “The Treasure of Ayios Symeon: a Micro-Historical Analysis of Colonial Relations in
Venetian-Ruled Cyprus”, Kambos. Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek, 10 (2002), pp. 1-19.

49. “Jews, the Rise of Capitalism and Cambio: Commercial Credit and Maritime Insurance
the Early Modern Mediterranean World”, Zion 69/2 (2004), pp. 157-202 [in Hebrew].

50. “The Last Decades of Mamluk Trade with Venice”, Mamluk Studies Review, 8/2 (2004),
pp. 37-86.

51. “Les listes de chargement des navires vénitiens (XVe-début du XVIe siècle): un essai de
typologie”, Chemins d’outre-mer. Etudes sur la Méditerranée médiévale offertes à
Michel Balard (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 2004), vol. I, pp.31-50.

52. [with Minna Rozen] “Great Fire in the Metropolis: The Case of the Istanbul Conflagration
of 1569 and its Description by Marcantonio Barbaro”, in Mamluks and Ottomans. Studies in
Honour of Michael Winter, eds. A. Ayalon and D. Wasserstein (London: Routledge, 2006), pp. 134-165.

53. “The Attitude of Orientals to Animals in Renaissance Eyes”, in B. Arbel, J. Terkel and S.
Menache (eds.), Human Beings and Other Animals in Historical Perspective (Carmel,
Jerusalem, 2007), pp. 277-292 [in Hebrew].

54. “Maritime Trade and International Relations in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean: The
Case of the Ship Ghirarda (1575-1581)”, in V. Costantini and M. Koller (eds.), Living in the
Ottoman Ecumenical Community. Essays in Honour of Suraiya Foroqhi (Leiden: Brill, 2008), pp.

55. “The ‘Jewish Wine’ of Crete”, in Ilias Anagnostakis (ed.), Monemvasian Wine-Monemvas(i)a-Malvasia (Athens, National Hellenic Research Foundation
2008), pp. 81-88.

56. “Operating Trading Networks in Times of War: A Sixteenth-Century Venetian Patrician
Between Public Service and Levant Trade”, in S. Faroqhi & G. Veinstein (eds.), Merchants
in the Ottoman Empire (Leuven: Peeters, 2008), pp. 23-33.

57. “Cyprus on the Eve of the Ottoman Conquest”, in M.N. Michael, M. Kappler, E. Gavriel
(eds), Ottoman Cyprus (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2009), pp. 37-48.

58. “L’elezione dei prelati greci a Cipro durante la dominazione veneziana”, in C.
Maltezou, A. Tzavara, D. Vlassi eds., I Greci durante la Venetocrazia: uomini,
spazio, idee (XIII-XVIII sec.), (Venice: Istituto Ellenico, 2009), pp. 373-380.

59. “The Venetian Domination of Cyprus: Cui Bono?”, in La Serenissima and La
Nobilissima. Venice in Cyprus and Cyprus in Venice (Nicosia, 2009), pp. 45-55.

60. “Venice and Kytherian Falcons: Ecological Aspects of Renaissance Colonialism”,
in Acts of the 8th International Congress of Pan-Ionian Studies (Kythera, 21-25 May
2006) (Athens, 2009), vol. III, pp. 38-46.

61. "The Attitude of Muslims to Animals: Renaissance Perceptions and Beyond", in Animals
and People in the Ottoman Empire, ed. Suraiya Faroqhi (Istanbulç Eren, 2010), pp. 57-74.

62. “Jews and Christians in Sixteenth-Century Crete: Between Segregation and
Integration”, in "Interstizi" : culture ebraico-cristiane a Venezia e nei domini
veneziani tra basso medioevo e prima epoca moderna, eds. Uwe Israel, Robert Jütte
& Reinhold C. Mueller (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2010), pp. 281-294.

63. “Aspects of Renaissance Studies, 1985-2005: A Survey of Three Periodicals and Some
General Remarks", in G. Harlaftis, N. Karapidakis, K. Sbonias & V. Vaiopoulos (eds) The
New Ways of History: Developments in Historiography (London & New York: Tauris
Publishers, 2010), pp. 117-124.

64. "The Renaissance Transformation of  Animal Meaning: From Petrarch to Montaigne",  in Linda Kalof and Georgina Montgomery (eds), Making Animal Meaning, (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2011), pp. 59-80.

65. "La république de Venise et la conquête ottomane de l'Etat mamelouk", in,   La conquete ottomane de
l'Egypte, eds. Benjamin Lellouch & Michel Nicolas (Leiden: Brill, 2012), pp. 113-142.

66. "Introduction", in Benjamin Arbel, ed., Minorities in Colonial Settings: the Jews in Venice's Hellenic Territories (London: Routledge, 2012) [special issue of Mediterranean Historical Review, 27/2 (2012), pp. 117-128.

67. "What Happened to the Jews of Famagusta following the Ottoman Conquest of 1571?", in Benjamin Arbel, ed., Minorities in Colonial Settings: the Jews in Venice's Hellenic Territories (London: Routledge, 2012) [special issue of Mediterranean Historical Review, 27/2 (2012), pp. 241-249.

68. "Venice's Maritime Empire in the Early Modern Period", in E. Dursteller (ed.), A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 125-253.

69. "Cypriot Wildlife in Renaissance Writings", in B. Arbel, Evelien Chayes and  Harald Hendrix, eds. Cyprus and the Renaissance (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 321-344.

70. "A Fresh Look at the Venetian Protectorate of Cyprus (1474-1489)", in Caterina Cornaro, Last Queen of Cyprus and Daughter of Venice, eds Sabine Rogge and Candida Syndikus (Münster: Waxmann,  2012), pp. 213-229.

71. "Maritime Trade in Famagusta during the Venetian Period (1474-1571)", The Harbour of all this Sea and Realm. Crusader to Venetian Famagusta, eds. Michael J.K. Walsh, Tamas Kiss and Nicholas Coureas, Budapest: Central European University, 2013, pp. 91-103..

72. "A Fresh Look at the Venetian Protectorate of Cyprus (1474-1489)", in Cyprus and Venice in the Era of Caterina Cornaro, eds Sabine Rogge and Candida Syndikus (Münster: Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, 2012).

73. "Translating the Orient for the Serenissima: Michiel Membrè in the Service of Sixteenth-Century Venice", in Albrech Fuess / Bernard Heyberger eds, La frontière méditeranéenne du XVe au XVIIe siècle (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 253-281.

74.  "Elijah of Pesaro's Description of Famagusta (1563)", in Gilles Grivaud and George Tolias, eds, Cyprus at the Crossroads. Geographical Perceptions and Representations from the Fifteenth Century (Athens: Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, 2014), pp. 123-136.

75. "Notes on the Delmedigo of Candia", in Maddalena Del Bianco Cotrozzi, Riccardo di Segni, Marcello Massenzio & Maria Amalia d'Aronco,   eds,  Non solo verso Oriente. Studi sull'ebraismo in onore di Pier Cesare Ioly Zorattini (Firenze, Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2014), vol. I, pp. 119-130. 

76. "Jewish Wine and Jewish -Christian Relations in Venetian Crete", Zmanim, 128 (Autumn 2014), pp. 12-17 [in Hebrew]

77. “Cesare Vivante (1920-2014) e la sua ‘Memoria dei padri’. Un ricordo e una lettura”, StoriAmestre, March 2015, [online since 9 March 2015].

78. [With Jacob Metzer], ‘Introduction: Between History and Economy’ [an introduction to a special issue dedicated to economic history], Zmanim 129 (Winter 2015), pp. 4-7 [in Hebrew]

79."Port Dredging in the Venetian Stato da Mar: the Case of Famagusta (1489-1571)", Epetirida (Nicosia: Cyprus Research Centre), 37 (2015), pp. 103-144.

80. "Una chiave di lettura dello Stato da Mar veneziano nell'età moderna: la situazione coloniale", in Gherardo Ortalli & Oliver J. Schmitt, eds,  Il Commonwealth veneziano  (Venezia: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 2015), pp. 155-179.

81. "Mediterranean Jewish Diasporas and the Bill of Exchange: Coping with a Foreign Financial Instrument (Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries)", in Union in Separation:  Diasporic Groups and Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean (1100-1800), eds Georg Christ et alii, (Rome: Viella, 2015), pp. 527-542.


(Accepted for publication/in print):

82. “The Triumph of the Mule in Sixteenth-Century Cyprus”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Cypriot Studies (Nicosia: Society for Cypriot Studies)

83. "Le donne ebree a Candia alla luce delle fonti testamentarie (1430-1530 ca.)", Thesaurismata

84. “Roman Catholics and Greek Orthodox in Venetian Overseas Colonies (Mid-Fifteenth to Mid-Seventeenth Century)”, in Katsumi Fukasawa, Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire and Benjamin Kaplan, eds, Conflict and Reconciliation among Confessions and Religions in Medieval and Modern Europe and the Mediterranean World

85. “Daily Life on Board Venetian Ships: The Evidence of Renaissance Travelogues and Diaries” Rapporti mediterranei, pratiche documentarie, presenze veneziane: le reti economiche e culturali (XIV-XVI sec.) Venice: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti).

86. “The Beginnings of Comparative Anatomy and Renaissance Reflections on the Human-Animal Divide”, Renaissance Studies



1. Review of D.B. Ruderman, The World of a Renaissance Jew: The Life and Thought of Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol (Cincinnati, 1981), in The Historian, 46 (1984), pp. 604-

2. Review of J. Richard, Le livre des remembrances de la secrète du royaume de Chypre (1468-1469) (Nicosia, 1983), in Le Moyen Age, 92 (1986), pp. 511-514.

2. Review of A. and B. Tenenti, Il prezzo del rischio. L'assicurazione mediterranea vista da Ragusa (1563-1591) (Rome, 1985), in Turcica, 18 (1986), pp. 247-249.

3. "Three Studies on the Venetian Money Market", Review of F.C. Lane and R.C. Mueller, Money and Banking in Medieval and Renaissance Venice, vol. 1: Coins and Moneys of
Account (Baltimore and London, 1985); A.M. Stahl, The Venetian Tornesello: A Medieval Colonial Coinage (New York, 1985); and G. Corazzol, Livelli stipulati a Venezia nel 1591 (Venice, 1986), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 2 (1987), pp. 117-122.

4. Review of B. Lewis, The Jews of Islam (Princeton, 1984) in The Historian, 49 (1987), pp. 387-389.

5. Review of A. Thevet, Cosmographie du Levant, ed. F. Lestringant (Geneva, 1985), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 5/1 (June, 1990), pp. 95-97.

6. Review of M. Balard, Les croisades (Paris, 1988), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 6 (1991), pp. 116-117.

7. Review of P. Edbury, The Kingdom of Cyprus and the Crusades, 1191-1374 (Cambridge,
1991), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 7 (1992), pp. 230-231.

8. Review of G. Migliardi O'Riordan, Archivio del consolato veneto a Cipro (fine XVII -
inizio XIX). Inventario e regesti (Venice, 1993), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 8
(1993), pp. 243-248.

9. Review of M.P. Pedani, In nome del Gran Signore: Inviati ottomani a Venezia dalla
caduta di Costantinopoli alla guerra di Candia (Venice, 1994), in Mediterranean Historical
Review, 9 (1994), pp. 281-284.

10. Review of P. Brummett, Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of
Discovery (New York, 1994), in New Perspectives on Turkey, 14 (1996), pp. 127-140
[including Brummett's response].

11. Review of P.M. Kitromilides and M.L. Evriviades (eds), Cyprus, revised edition, World
Bibliographical Series vol. 28 (Oxford, 1995), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 14/1
(June 1999), pp. 73-74.

12. Review of E. Kittell and T. Madden (eds), Medieval and Renaissance Venice (Chicago,
1999), The Medieval Review [online], 00.03.18, pp. 1-11.

13. Review of R.C. Mueller, The Venetian Money Market. Banks, Panics, and the Public
Debt, 1200-1500 (Baltimore & London, 1997), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 16/2
(Dec. 2001), pp. 88-90

14. Review of Maria Pia Pedani, Dalla frontiera al confine, Quaderni di studi Arabi. Studi e
testi, 5. )Venezia-Roma, 2002), in Mediterranean Historical Review 19/2 (2004), pp. 103-

15. Review the Hebrew translation of of Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worms. The
World of a Sixteenth-Century Miller (Jerusalem, 2005), Zmanim, 97 (Winter 2007), pp. 106-
110. [in Hebrew]

16. Review of Paskalis Kitromilides, Κυπριακή Λογιοσυνή, 1571-1878. Προσωπογραφική
Θεώρηση, Κέντρο Επιστημονικών Ερυνών, Πηγές και Μελέτες της Κυπριακής
Ιστορίας, XLIII (Nicosia, 2002), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 21/2 (2006),
pp. 280-281.

17. Review of Damien Coulon, Barcelone et le grand commerce d’Orient au Moyen Age. Un
siècle de relations avec l’Égypte et la Syrie-Palestine (ca. 1330-ca. 1430) (Madrid-Barcelona,
2004) in Mamluk Studies Review 11/1 (Jan.2007), pp. 225-232.

18. Review of Paola Lanaro (ed.), At the Center of the Old World: Trade and Manufacturing
in Venice and the Venetian Mainland, 1400-1800 (Toronto, 2006), in The American
Historical Review, Feb. 2008, pp. 276-278.

19. Review of Giorgio Denores, A Discourse on the Island of Cyprus, edited by Paschalis
Kitromilides (Venice, 2006), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 25/1 (2010), pp. 103-105.

20. Review of S.D. Goitein and M.A.Friedman, India Traders of the Middle Ages:
Documents from the Cairo Geniza ("India Book") (Jerusalem, Leiden & Boston,
2008), in Zemanim, 112 (Autumn 2010), pp. 113-116. [in Hebrew]

21. Review of Gerassimos D. Pagratis, The Reports of the Venetian Baili and Provveditori of Corfu (16th Century) (Athens, 2008), The Modern Greek Studies Yearbook , 26/27 (2010/2012), pp. 356-359.

22. Review of The Book of Michael of Rhodes. A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript, ed. by  Pamela O. Long, David MacGee and Alan M. Stahl, 3 vols, (Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press,, 2009), in Mediterranean Historical Review, 29/2 (2014), pp. 186-194.



“Ashkenazi, Solomon”; “Nicolay, Nicholas”; “Passi, David” in The Encyclopedia of Jews in
the Islamic World (Leiden, 2010)



-Petrarch, "Letter to Cardinal Giovanni Colonna, 1347" [partially translated from Petrarch,
Ep.Met.III, 5], in Zemanim, 77 (Winter 2001-2002), p. 42.

-Sources for Early Modern History, 3rd edition (Tel Aviv University, 2005).

-"How was Venice Conquered by the Wig Fashion?" [translated from Pompeo Molmenti, La
storia di venezia nella vita privata dalle origini alla caduta della Repubblica, Bergamo, 1908,
III, 295-298], in Zemanim, 111 (summer 2010),48-51.

Translation of Stanley Chojnacki's article "Getting Back the Dowry" in Zmanim, February 2015

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