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24 February 2020
The date of the Faculty's annual open day for prospective undergraduate students is fast approaching. Book now to be sure of a place!

23 February 2020
The Hebrew Studies section of FAMES has launched a new open-access series entitled Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures. The first book in the series, by Geoffrey Khan, has just appeared and the open-access electronic version is now available online.

21 February 2020
Roman Vater has contributed to a new study "Jewish Radicalisms: Historical Perspectives on a Phenomenon of Global Modernity" published by De Gruyter.

21 February 2020
In tandem with her colleague Rana Issa, Suneela Mubayi has been awarded a grant by the US National Endowment for the Arts to support their translation (from Arabic into English) of the travelogue "Tickets to Malta, London, and Paris" by the Remarkable Aḥmad Fāris.

21 February 2020
Nathan Miller's article spans two issues of Mediterranean Studies

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This is the first book in English to provide a comprehensive account of the rise and fall of the Almoravids and the Almohads, the two most important Berber dynasties of the medieval Islamic west, an area that encompassed southern Spain and Portugal, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The Sanhaja Almoravids emerged from the Sahara in the 1050s to conquer vast territories and halt the Christian advance in Iberia.