Ron Barkai

Ron Barkai was born in Jerusalem in 1943 and now lives in Tel Aviv. He studied Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University and received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Barkai is a professor of medieval history at Tel Aviv University. He writes fiction and has also published a number of books on Jewish-Muslim-Christian relations in medieval Spain, which have been translated into French, Spanish and English.

Ron Barkai

Books Published in Hebrew

Science, Magic and Mythology in the Middle Ages (non-fiction), The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 1987 [Mada, Magya, Ve-Mitologya Bi-Yemei Ha-Beinayim]
Like an Egyptian Movie (novel) , Xargol, 2001 [Kmo Seret Mitzri]
Spanish Mythology (non-fiction), Mapa, 2003 [Ha-Mitologya Ha-Sfaradit]
The Woman Who Loved Stories (novel) , Xargol, 2003 [Ha-Isha She-Ahava Sipurim]
Tel Aviv Under Ground (novel) , Xargol/ Am Oved, 2010 [Ha-Tachtit Shel Tel Aviv]

Books in Translation

Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2005
French: Paris, Fayard, 2006

Christians, Muslems and Jews in Medieval Spain - From the Convergence to the Expulsion
French: Paris, Editions du Cerf, 1994

Self-Image and Enemy-Image of Christians and Muslems in Medieval Spain

Spanish: Madrid, Ediciones Rialp, 1984

A History of Jewish Gynaecological Tests in the Middle Ages

English: Leiden, Brill, 1998

Dinah’s Misfortunes - The Jewish Gynaecology in the Middle Ages

French: Paris, Editions du Cerf, 1991