This volume offers a healthy amount of skepticism toward what might be termed the new Mediterranean Studies, a field that frequently pronounces the pluralistic integration of minorities while ultimately paying them relatively little attention. Under particular scrutiny are terms that recur in the scholarly discourse: fluidity, hybridity, and cosmopolitanism."
Jonathan Decter, author of Iberian Jewish Literature
There is a large body of work done that addresses Jewish history in the Mediterranean frame, either directly or in passing, most of which is article or chapter form. This is the first book I think that takes on the topic per se. As such it is an original contribution."
Brian Catlos, author of Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors