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Professor Bernard Cooperman

Dr. Bernard Dov Cooperman is Louis L. Kaplan Chair and Associate Professor of Jewish History at the University of Maryland. He recieved his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has been a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Dr. Cooperman served as Director of the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland from 1991 to 1997.

Dr. Cooperman's current research focuses on the development of communal institutions and political thought among Jews in Early Modern Italy. Recent publications include "Political Discourse in a Kabbalistic Register: Isaac De Lattes' Plea for Stronger Communal Government," in Be'erot Yitzhak, Isadore Twersky Memorial Volume (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004), and "Theorizing Jewish Self-Government in Early Modern Italy" in Una Manna Buona per Mantova. Man Tov le-Man Tovah. Studi in onore di Vittore Colorni per il suo 92° compleanno (Florence: Olschki, 2004).

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Networking in the Venetian Ghetto - Audio

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