Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire

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Project directors

  • Nicholas de Lange
  • Alexander Panayotov
  • Gethin Rees

Description

Summarized from website (accessed 2015-11-10):

The aim of the project is to map the Jewish presence in the Byzantine empire using GIS. All information (published and unpublished) about the Jewish communities will be gathered and collated [and] incorporated in a GIS which will be made freely available to the general public. [...] Chronologically, the project will begin in 650. This is soon after the Arab conquest of Egypt, Palestine and Syria when these regions, with their substantial Jewish populations, were permanently separated from the Byzantine empire. The end-date is fixed by the arrival in the region of large numbers of Jewish immigrants from Spain in 1492.
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