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Ilana Wartenberg

Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London,

Gower Street WC1E 6BT London, United Kingdom.

 

e-mail: i.wartenberg@ucl.ac.uk

 

INTERESSI DI RICERCA

- Scienza medievale in ebraico (matematica, il calendario ebraico).

 

PUBBLICAZIONI

I. Books

1.  The Epistle of the Number by Ibn al-Adab; the transmission of Arabic mathematics to Hebrew circles in medieval Sicily, in the series Perspectives on Society and Culture, (Gorgias Press, 2015).

2.  Jacob bar Samson’s Treatise on the Jewish Calendar from Twelfth-Century Northern France, in the series ‘Time, Astronomy, and Calendars’, Eds. Charles Burnett and Sacha Stern (Brill, to be submitted in 2017).

3.  (With Israel Sandman) Abraham bar ayyas Book on the Jewish Calendar (Sefer ha-‘Ibbur), in the series ‘Time, Astronomy, and Calendars’, Eds. Charles Burnett and Sacha Stern (Brill, in preparation).

4.  (With Israel Sandman) Isaac Israeli’s Yesod Olam (Foundation of the World), Book 1, in the series ‘Time, Astronomy, and Calendars’, Eds. Charles Burnett and Sacha Stern (Brill, in preparation).

 

II. Articles

5.  ‘The Persian Zoroastrian Calendar in a Medieval Hebrew Treatise on The Jewish Calendar by Abraham bar iyya, in Tarikh-e Elm (History of Science), 10 (1), University of Tehran (2013), pp. 31-53.

6.  ‘The discovery of a fragment of Isaac ha-Israeli's Yesod Olam in the Cairo Genizah’, in Zutot: Perspective on Jewish Culture 9 (2012), pp. 51-58.

7.  ‘The Epistle of the Number: An Episode of Algebra in Hebrew’, in Zutot: Perspective on Jewish Culture 5 (2008), pp. 95-101.

8.  Iggeret ha-Mispar by Isaac ben Solomon Ibn al-Adab (Sicily, 14th century) (Part I: The Author), in Judaica 64 (2008), Issue 1, pp. 18-36.

9.  Iggeret ha-Mispar by Isaac ben Solomon Ibn al-Adab (Sicily, 14th century) (Part II: The Text), in Judaica 64 (2008), Issue 2, pp. 149-161.

 

III. Chapters in Books

10. Mudéjar decorations within calendrical, geographical, and mathematical tables and diagrams in a fifteenth-century Sephardic manuscript of Isaac Israeli’s Yәsōd ʿŌlām from the British Library (Add. 15977), in Sephardic Book Art of the fifteenth-century, Eds. Luís Urbano Afonso, Tiago Moita (Harvey Miller/Brepols, forthcoming).

11. (With Wagner, R., Aradi, N., Baraness, A., Garber, D., Segev, S., & Simonson, S.) in ‘Mathematics in Hebrew’ in Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa, Eds. V. J. Katz, M. Folkerts, B. Hughes, R. Wagner, J. L. Berggren,  pp. 224-380, (Princeton University Press, 2016).

12. ‘The Naissance of the Medieval Hebrew Mathematical Language as Manifest in Ibn al-Adabs Iggeret ha-Mispar, in A Universal Art: Hebrew grammar across disciplines and faiths, Eds. Nadia Vidro, Irene Zwiep, Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, pp. 117-131, (Brill, 2014).

13. ‘The Hebrew calendrical bookshelf of the early 12th century: the cases of Abraham Bar iyya and Jacob Bar Samson, in Time, Astronomy, and Calendars in the Jewish Tradition, Eds. C. Burnett and S. Stern, pp. 97-111 (Leiden: Brill, 2013).

14. ‘The Epistle of the Number: The Diffusion of Arabic Mathematics in Medieval Europe’, in  Circolazione Dei Saperi Nel Mediterraneo: Filosofia E Scienze (Secoli IX-XVII), Circulation des Savoirs Autour de la Méditerranée: Philosophie Et Sciences (IXe-XVIIe Siècle): Atti Del VII Colloquio Internazionale Della Société Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences Et de la Philosophie Arabes Et Islamiques: Firenze, 16-28 Febbraio 2006, Eds. Graziella Federici-Vescovini and Ahmad Hasnaoui, pp. 101-110 (Edizioni Cadmo, 2013).

15. (with David Levin) ‘Convexity-preserving Interpolation by Dual Subdivisions Schemes’, Saint Malo Proceedings XXX, 2000, pp. 1-10.

 

IV. Encyclopaedia entries

16. ‘Mathematical Terminology (medieval and modern)’ in Encyclopaedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (Brill, 2013).

17. ‘Mathematics in Judaism’, in Encyclopaedia of Sciences & Religions (Springer, 2013).

 

V. Book reviews

18. Shlomo Sela, Abraham Ibn Ezra on Nativities and Continuous Horoscopy: A parallel Hebrew-English Critical Edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revolution, in Journal for the History of Astronomy 46/1, pp. 106-108 (2015).

19. Elisheva Carlebach, Palaces of Time: Jewish Calendar and Culture in Early Modern Europe, in Zion 77, Volume 3, (2012), pp. 411-414 (in Hebrew).

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