Prof. Friedman Yvonne

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Prof. Friedman Yvonne
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Education:

1980 - Ph.D. "Peter the Venerable and his adversus iudaeorum inveteratam duritiem" supervisor Professor A. Saltman. The Department of History Bar-Ilan University
1975 - M.A. "Christian-Jewish Medieval Polemics." The Department of History Bar-Ilan University
1968 - B.A. Hebrew Literature and General History; plus teaching certification Bar-Ilan University.
 
Academic Positions
2001-to present
Associate Professor, Department of History, Department of the Land of Israel Studies, Bar-Ilan
1988–90
Chairman of the Department of the Land of Israel Studies, Bar-Ilan University
 
1987
Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Department of the Land of Israel Studies, Bar-Ilan University
1981–84
Lecturer, Department of History, Medieval History, Bar-Ilan University
 
1974–81
Instructor, Department of History, Bar-Ilan University
 
1971–74
 
Assistant lecturer, Department of History, Bar-Ilan University
 
1970–71
Assistant teacher, Department of History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
                   
1969–70
Research assistant, Department for Comparative Literature, Tel-Aviv University.
 
 

Fellowships, Grants and Honours

2010
Reader, Dumbarton Oaks Library, Washington DC
2006-9
Kushitsky Fund for the Study of the Land of Israel
2005
Visiting Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College, Department of History, Cambridge University
2004-2006
The Rappaport Center for Assimilation Research and Strengthening Jewish Vitality
2002
Izhak ben Zvi prize for the book: Encounter between Enemies: Captivity and Ransom in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, Leiden: Brill, 2002
2002-2003
Kushitzky fund, Department of the Land of Israel Studies
1995
Visiting Scholar, Lucy Cavendish College, Department of Oriental Studies, Cambridge
1999–2001
The Research Committee, Bar-Ilan University
1982–83
Research Associate, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto

Association in Scientific Bodies in Israel and Abroad
2006- Israel commission to C.I.H.E.C (Comission Internationale d'Histoire Ecclésiastique Comparée)
2005- World History Association
2000-2008 - Editorial board- Yad ben Zvi Publications

1995-Israel Historical Society

Membership of Editorial Boards of Journals

2002-2008
Cathedra-editor
2000 -2010
Member of the advisory board of the Brill series: Jewish and Christian Perspectives
 
Public Activities

 

2011 - Organizer of International Conference: Religion and Peace in Montheistic Traditions with CIHEC, Van Leer, Bar-Ilan and Haifa University, 29.5-1.6.2011
2011-  Member of the Archeological Committee, Archeological Authority
2008 - Joint organizer for conference: Middle Ages Now! The Historical Society of Israel and Bar-Ilan Unversity, 27 March
2006 - Joint Organizer for Conference: War and Peace,  The Historical Society of Israel, Jerusalem, 26-28 June
2004-5 - Member of Academic committee for teaching program in General History, Ministry of Education

2003 - Judge for Israel Award in History

Supervision of Graduate Students
Julia Nachman (MA)
Joseph Zelnick (PhD)
 
Recently completed theses:
 
Yael Guter, "Aspects of Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: The Pilgrim's Experience", PhD Thesis, Bar-Ilan University, 2005, supervision: Yvonne Friedman.
Shlomi Militanu -Lotan, "The Development of the Teutonic Military Order, 1190-1309: Inter-relations between the Latin East and Europe, PhD Thesis, Bar-Ilan university, 2007. Supervision: Yvonne Friedman
Shmuel Nussbaum:" The Ibelins: The Rise and Fall of a Noble family in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem", PhD thesis, Bar-Ilan University, 2010.
Former graduates:
MA: Anat Peled, Michael Ehrlich, Oded Shai, Vered Azmon, Yael Ovadia, Shimon Gat, Keren Reisfeld-Caspi, Sharon Levin, Shmuel Nussbaum, Irina Zenobiev,Naama Arnon
 
PhD: Anat Peled, Michael Ehrlich, Shimon Gat, Yael Guter, Shlomi Lotan, Shmuel Nussbaum
 
Conference Papers (last ten years)
 
 
Conference Papers (last ten years)
 
2010
"Interludes of Peace: Rituals of Peacemaking and Acculturation, La paix en Mediterranee de l'antiquite a nos jours,  Casa de Velzques, Barcelona, 16th December
2010
“The Missing Link: Gestures and Peacemaking in the Medieval Latin East”, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Byzantine forum, 20th October
2010
"Trade and Peace- Inter-faith Commerce in Medieval Times: Culture, Norms and Negotiations", ESSHC (European Social Science History Conference), Ghent, 13- 16 April, 2010.
2010
"From Coward to Hero: Captives in the Latin East", Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, January
2009
"Trade as a Factor in Peace Negotiations", Trade in History, World History Association Conference in Salem, Massachusetts, 24-27.6.
2009
"Was the Medieval Pope Striving for Peace?", The Papacy in Past and Present: Norms and Changes, Haifa University 7.5.
 
2009
"Is Strong Leadership a Prerequisite of Peacemaking?", ATINER Conference on General History, Athens 30.12.08- 1.1.2009
 
2008
"Rogate quae ad pacem sunt Ierusalem: Making peace in Jerusalem, 1229", The Papacy and the Crusades, 27-31.8, SSCLE, Avignon
 
2008
"Pilgrimage and Politics in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem", Pilgrims and Politics , Commision Internationale d'Histoire et d'Etudes du Christianisme, 12-13 June, Compostela
 
2008
"Holy War and Unholy Peace: Is Strong Leadership a Prerequisite of Peacemaking?", Holy War: Past and Present. The Crusader Phenomenon and its Relevance Today, June 1-6, The Hebrew University, Israel Science Foundation, Jerusalem
 
2008
"The "Other" in Peace negotiations in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, Tolerance and Intolerance in Western Societies, Internationalconference, 13-15 May, Bar-Ilan University
 
2008
" Is Strong Leadership a Prerequisite of Peacemaking?", Leadership through the Ages, Bar-Ilan University
 
2007
“Between Prayer and Action- Responsibility for Prisoners of War", Pregare per combattere. Forme di cristianizzazione nell’età medievale, Rivista di Storia del Cristianesimo, Brescia, 7-8.9
 
2007
" An Indigent Scholar’s Plea for Charity: A Geniza Letter" , International conference on Medieval Charity, The School of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem , February
 
2006
"Ransom as Charity– between East and West", The School of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 22.11.
 
2006
" Gestures of Conciliation: Nonverbal Peacemaking Endeavors in the Latin East", Gestures and Emotions, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 10-13 July.
 
2006
"Bowing, Presenting gifts and other gestures in negotiations between Christians and Muslims in the Latin East", War and Peace, The Historical Society of Israel, Jerusalem, 26-28 June
 
2006
"Ransoming Captives in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Tradition", Jews, Christians and Muslems: Cohabitation and Confrontation along the Centuries, International Seminar, The "Goren-Goldstein" Center for Hebrew Studies, University of Bucharest, May 18-19.
2006
"Initiatives of Peace in the Latin East: Gestures of conciliation", Middle Ages Now, Beer Sheva University, 30 March
 
2005
"In the Name of God and Profit", In the Wake of Pilgrims to the Holy Land, International conference, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem
 
2005
"Peacemaking Processes between Muslims and Christians in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem", Major Theme: Changing Concepts and Conditions of Peace in History, 20th International Conference for Historical Sciences, NSW University, Sydney
 
2005
"Gestures of Conciliation? Peacemaking Endeavours and Cultural Consequences", Symposium at the Center for Medieval Studies, SSCLE, Sydney University
 
2005
"Gestures of Conciliation", The Institute of Historical Research, London
 
2004
"Interludes of Peace and Conflict Resolutions", 1204: A Turning Point in Relations Between Eastern and Western Christendom, Sixth International Conference of the SSCLE , Istanbul
 
2004
" Peace Processes between Muslims and Christians in the Middle East during the Crusader Period", 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI
 
2003
"Concepts of Leadership in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem", Leadership in History, Bar-Ilan University
2003
"Miracle, Meaning and Narrative", Signs, Wonders, Miracles: Representations of divine Power in the Life of the Church, CIHEC and The Ecclesiastical History Society Conference, University of Exeter
 
2003
"Itineraria in the Mamluk Period", Travellers and Pilgrims, Tel-Hai College, 2.1.2003
 
2002
"Peace Processes between Muslims and Franks in the Latin East", Institute of Historical Research, London, 2.12.2002
 
2002
"The Community's Responsibility toward its Captives", Holy People, Utrecht
2002
"Women in Crusader Society", Women in Israeli History, Bar-Ilan University
 
2000
“Violence and Tolerance toward Captives in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.” International Medieval Congress, Leeds.
 
2000
“Sharing the Sacred: Jewish and Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.” International Conference on Pilgrimage, Cork, Ireland
 
2000
“The Latin Community in Mamluk Jerusalem.” Conference on Jerusalem in the Mamluk Period, Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem
 
 
 
 

 

Publications

Publications
Books

2010
Limmud- A Step in the journey toward a Jewish Identity (Hebrew) with Yael Guter, Research and Position Papers of the Rappaport Center 21, Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan, 113 pp.
2002
Encounter between Enemies: Captivity and Ransom in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Leiden: E.J.Brill, ix+293 pp.
1985
Petri Venerabilis adversus iudeorum inveteratam duritiem. Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaevalis 58. Turnhout: Brepols, lxx +220 pp.
 
Books as editor:
 
1997
 With Z. Safrai and J. Schwartz, Hikrei Eretz: Studies in the History of the Land of Israel. Ramat Gan: Bar-ilan University Press, 391 pp.
1996
 With B-S Albert and S. Schwartzfuchs, Bar-Ilan Studies in Medieval History 4: Medieval Studies in Honour of Avrom Saltman. Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 292 pp.
With Joseph Drory, The History of Jerusalem: The Mamluk Period, , Jerusalem: Yad ben Zvi,in press
 

Articles
2008
" Between Prayer and Action: Responsibility for Prisoners of War", Rivista di Storia del Christianesimo 5 , 73-91.
 
2007
"Gestures of Conciliation: Peacemaking Endeavours in the Latin East", Crusadse-Subsidia,1, 31-48.
 
2007
"' In the name of God and Profit'- Holy Land Itineraria in the Mamluk Period"-Eretz Israel and Jerusalem 4-5, 165-180.
 
2007
"Charity Begins at Home? Ransoming Captives in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Tradition", Studia Hebraica 6 , 55-67
 
2007
"The Sword, the Crown, and the Cross: Notions of Leadership in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem", Bar-Ilan Studies in History 5, 283-299.
2005
"Miracle, Meaning and Narrative in the Latin East", Studies in Church History, 41, 123-134.
2003
“Violence toward Captives in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem”, (Hebrew). Historia 11, 1-22
2001
“Crusades and the Latin Kingdom: Crossroads in Historical Research”, (Hebrew).Cathedra, 100, 259-286
2000
“See Jerusalem and Die: Jerusalem as a Last Stop in Crusader Times.” Jerusalem and Eretz Israel (Arie Kindler Volume),I , 89-99. Tel-Aviv, 2000.
 
1996
“Immigration and Settlement in Crusader Thought.” Bar-Ilan Studies in Medieval History 4 , 121-34.
 
1990
“Le pelèrinage en Palestine, acte de devotion dans l'optique juive et chretienne.” Revue des Etudes Juives 149, 33-37.
 
1988
With Anat Peled, "Did the Crusaders Construct Roads?", Qadmoniot 20, 119-123
 
1986
“Francescinus of Pontremoli: A Pilgrim's Path to Pardon.” Franciscan Studies 43, 279-97.
 
1986
Pilgrims And Crusaders: Was There a Change in the Genre of Itineraria in the Thirteenth Century? Cathedra 41, 55-64
1984
“Armenkultur und Literatur: Zur Entwinklung eines Motivs in der antijudische Polemik des 12. Jahrhunderts.” Kairos-Zeitschrift fur Religionswissenschaft und Theologie 26, 80-88.
 
1983
"Popular Culture and Written Literature in Christian-Jewish Polemics in the Twelfth Century", Bar-Ilan Yearbook in Jewish Studies 20-21, 182-191
 
1981
“When Were Peter the Venerable's Polemical Works Written?” Bar-Ilan Studies in History 2, 122-33.
 
 
1978
“An Anatomy of Anti-Semitism: Peter the Venerable's Letter to Louis VII, King of France (1146).” Bar-Ilan Studies in History 1, 87-102.
 
1977
"Peter the Venerable- a Twelfth century humanist or an Antisemite?", Proceedings of the World Congress for Jewish Studies 4, 1-8
 
                                                             
Articles in Books
2011
"Peace in Jerusalem: Political Aspects of a Holy Place- Negotiations and Propaganda in the 1229 Treaty" (Hebrew), Ut Videant et Contingant: Essays on Pilgrimage and Sacred Space eds. Y. Hen and I. Shagrir, Tel-Aviv: Open University, 231-247.
2011
Peacemaking: Perceptions and Practices in the Medieval Latin East, The Crusades and the Near East: Cultural Histories ed. C. Kostick, London and New York: Routledge, 229-257.
2010
"Peacemaking Gestures in the Latin East" (Hebrew), War and Peace ed. S. Avineri, Jerusalem: Shazar, 131-150.
2009
"Christian-Muslim Peacemaking in the Medieval Latin East", Peace, War and Gender from Antiquity to the Present: Cross Cultural Perspectives eds. J. Dülffer and R. Frank, Essen: Klartext Verlag, 45-63.
2009
"An Indigent Scholar's Plea for Charity: A Geniza Letter", Charity and Giving in Monotheistic Religions eds. M. Frenkel and Y. Lev, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 391-413.
2006
"Community Responsibility toward Its Members: The Case of Ransom of Captives", A Holy People: Jewish and Christian Perspectives, eds. J. Schwartz and M. Poorthuis , Leiden: Brill, 199-215.
 
“The Latin Community in Mamluk Jerusalem”(Hebrew), Y. Friedman, and J. Drory, eds., The History of Jerusalem: The Mamluk Period, (forthcoming).
2005
"A Room of Her Own: Sylvia Schein's Contribution to Medieval History", Sylvia Schein, Gateway to the Heavenly City, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.vii-ix
2001
. “Captivity, Ransom and Gender: Jewish Women in Crusader Jerusalem”, T. Cohen and J. Schwartz (edd.), A Woman in Jerusalem: Gender, Society and Religion, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University, pp.45-62.
2001
“Captivity and Ransom-The Experience of Women”, S. Lambert and S. Edgington (edd.), Gendering the Crusades, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, pp. 121-139.
2001
“Did Laws of War Exist in the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem?”, Y. Hen (ed.), Ex Zion exibitur Lex, Festschrift for Amnon Linder, Turnhout: Brepols, pp.81-103.
2001
. “New Challenges on an Old Map- Trends in Developing Interest in Crusader Sites for Target-centered Tourism”, R. French (ed.), Challenged Tourism, Famagusta, 113-126.
2000
“The ‘Great Precept’ of Ransom. The Jewish Perspective”, G. Cipollone (ed.), La Liberazione dei ‘captivi’ tra Christianità e Islam, Collectanea Archivi Vaticani 46, Citta del Vaticano: Gangemi, 161-172.
1999
“Jaemmerliche Versager oder romantischer Held? Gefangengenschaft während der Kreuzfahrer-Epoche.” In der Hand des Feindes, ed. R. Overmans, Cologne, 119-40
 
 
1999
“Anti-Talmudic Invective from Peter the Venerable to Nicholas Donin (1144-1244).” Le Brûlement du Talmud à Paris, 1242-1244, ed. G. Dahan, Paris: CNRS, 171-89
 
1999
“Pilgrims in the Shadow of the Crusader Kingdom”, Silvia Rosenberg (ed.), Knights of the Holy Land’, Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, pp.100-110.
1997
“Pilgrimage to the Holy Land as an Act of Devotion in Jewish and Christian Outlook.” In Rashi et la culture juive en France du Nord au moyen âge, ed. G. Dahan and G. Nahon,. Paris: CNRS, 278-301
 
 
1997
With Anat Peled, "The Map of Roads in Medieval Galilee", Hikrei Eretz, Ramat Gan, 323-341
1996
“The Ransom of Captives in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.” In Autour de la Première Croisade, ed. M. Balard, Paris, 177-89.
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1996
“Women in Captivity and their Ransom in the Crusader Period.” Cross Cultural Convergences in the Crusader Period, ed. M. Goodich, S. Menasche, and S. Schein,. Haifa, 75-87
1996
“The City of the King of Kings: Jerusalem in the Crusader Period.” The Centrality of Jerusalem: Historical Perspectives, ed. M. Porthuis and Ch. Safrai, Den Haag, 190-216.
 
1993
"Holy and Profane in the Itineraria of Pilgrims in the Mamluk Period", Palestine in the Mamluk Period ed. J. Drory, Jerusalem: Yad ben Zvi, 128-141
1988
"The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the crusader period", Wilnai Bookvol. II, 58-66
1988
"A Pilgrim Between Personal Piety and Christian Communitas", The Crusaders in their Kingdom ed. B.Z.Kedar, Jerusalem: Yad ben Zvi, 254-266.
 
Reviews:
2010
Jonathan Elukin, Living Together Living Apart: Rethinking Jewish-Christian Relations in the Middle Ages, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 60,3, 559-561
2009
Christopher MacEvitt, The Crusades and the Christian World of the East: Rough Tolerance. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008, Speculum, 750-2
2008
Jarbel Rodriguez, Captives and Their Saviors in the Medieval Crown of Aragon, Washington: The Catholic University of America Press, 2007", Catholic Historical Review , 809-11.
16.1.2004
Review of Jean Dunbabin, Captivity and Imprisonment in Medieval Europe, 1000-1300, Medieval culture and Society Series, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, TMR , 1-4.
1996
“Anna Sapir Abulafia, Christians and Jews in the Twelth Century Renaissance.” Journal of Jewish Studies 47, 169-71.
 
 
Entries in Encyclopaedia
2006
"Captivity and Ransom", Women And Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia, Routledge, 109-110.
2005
"Peter the Venerable", R.S. Levi (ed.), AntiSemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice And Persecution,Santa Barbara: Clio, 541-542
 

Courses

קורסים בתשע"ב
18-800-01 סמינר מחלקתי ופורום דוקטורנטים
18-803-01 היסטוריה והיסטוריוגרפיה

Research

  • Peace processes between Christian and Muslims during the Crusades. Peace gestures, diplomacy and un-verbal communication
  • Anti-Semitism in the Middle Ages: Judeo-Christian controversy
  • Pilgrimage and holy places in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period
  • "Limud" (study) -  the application of the Jewish Limud concept in modern communities