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Y. Tzvi Langermann

Professor, Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Areas of expertise

  • - Medieval science (Jewish and Islamic)
  • - Medieval philosophy (Jewish and Islamic)
  • - Medieval religious thought (Jewish and Islamic)
  • - Rabbinic Literature
  • - Moses Maimonides

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About Me

Born in Lowell, MA, Y. Tzvi Langermann earned his doctorate in history of science at Harvard. He currently teaches Qur’an and tafsir, Maimonides, sufism, and more in the Department of Arabic, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Among his most recent publications are two texts and studies, co-authored with Gerrit Bos: The Jawāmi' ("Alexandrian Summaries") of Galen's On Critical Days: Editions and Translations of the Two Extant Versions (Leiden: Brill, 2014); and Maimonides. On Rules Regarding the Practical Part of the Medical Art (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 2014). Along with Robert Morrison, he is editing, Texts in Transit, a volume of cutting edge research on the movement of knowledge across the Mediterranean, to be published later in 2016 by Pennsylvania State University Press. Many of his publications, and some unpublished work as well, are posted on his page at

Courses and Programs taught by Y. Tzvi Langermann