David Abulafia#


David Abulafia
Membership Number:2132
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Elected:2002
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage(s):http://www.cai.cam.ac.uk/currentmasterandfellows/davidabulafia







Present and Previous Positions

  • 2000 - Professor of Mediterranean History, University of Cambridge
  • 1974 - 2000 Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Economic, social and political history of the Mediterranean lands
  • Interaction of the three religions in medieval Spain and Sicily, including the problem of Jewish (and Muslim) 'servitude'
  • Opening of the eastern and western Atlantic in the fifteenth and early sixteenth century
  • Levant trade

Honours and Awards
  • Appointed Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana by the President of Italy in recognition of his writing on Italian history
  • Member Academia Europaea (2002)
  • British Academy Fellow (2010)
  • Mountbatten Literary Award (2011)


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