Prof. Dr. David Jacoby


Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Curriculum vitae

David Jacoby, Professor Emeritus. Born 1928. BA and MA. at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PhD at the Sorbonne, Paris.
Has taught medieval history in the Department of History of the
Hebrew University; Visiting Professor at several universities
in the U.S.A. and Venice.

Recipient of fellowships and research grants in the U.S.A., France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Greece. In 1973 awarded the Prix Gustave Schlumberger of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in Paris. Member of the editorial board of the journals "Mediterranean Historical Review" and "Crusades". Main fields of research and publications: Intercultural exchange between the West (especially Venice and other Italian maritime powers) and the eastern Mediterranean (Byzantium and its former territories, the Crusader states of the Levant, Cyprus and Egypt) in the 9th–15th centuries; silk production and trade in the Middle Ages; the Jews in the medieval Mediterranean.

Wichtigste Publikationen:
La féodalité en Grèce médiévale. Les 'Assises de Romanie': sources, application et diffusion, Paris 1971;
Recherches sur la Méditerranée orientale du XIIe au XVe siècle. Peuples, sociétés, économies, London 1979;
Studies on the Crusader States and on Venetian Expansion, Northampton 1989;
Trade, Commodities and Shipping in the Medieval Mediterranean, Aldershot 1997;
Byzantium, Latin Romania and the Mediterranean, Aldershot 2001;
Commercial Exchange Across the Mediterranean: Byzantium, the Crusader Levant, Egypt and Italy, Aldershot 2005;
Latins, Greeks and Muslims: Encounters in the Eastern Mediterranean, Tenth-Fifteenth Centuries, Farnham 2009;
Society, Culture and the Arts in Crusader Acre, in: France and the Holy Land: Frankish Culture at the End of the Crusades, ed. by Daniel H. Weiss and Lisa Mahoney, Baltimore 2004, S. 97–137;
Silk Economics and Cross-Cultural Artistic Interaction: Byzantium, the Muslim World and the Christian West, in: Dumbarton Oaks Papers 58 (2004), S. 197–240;
The Jews in the Byzantine Economy (Seventh to Mid-Fifteenth Century), in: Jews in Byzantium: Dialectics of Minority and Majority Cultures, ed. by Robert Bonfil et al., Leiden/Boston 2012, S. 219–255.