Joseph Shatzmiller

Joseph Shatzmiller

Smart Family Professor Emeritus in Judaic Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

External address: 
226 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
(919) 684-2225


Dr. Shatzmiller is the author of Shylock Reconsidered: Jews, Moneylending and Medieval Society and a more recent volume on Jews, Medicine, and Medieval Society, along with numerous essays on European Jewry in the Middle Ages. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, and he has taught Jewish history at the University of Haifa and the University of Toronto.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Aix-Marseille University (France) 1967

Joseph Shatzmiller, Ylana N. “Community and Super Community in Medieval Europe.” The Jews of Medieval Europe, Trier, 2003.

Joseph Shatzmiller, Ylana N. “Responsabilite et irresponsabilite medicale au moyen-age.” Collogue De Salerne, 2002.

Azar, H., M. Mcvaugh, and M. Joseph Shatzmiller. “Kon Zuhr (Avenzoar)'s Description of a verrucous Malignancy of the colon.” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 19 (2002): 1–10.

Joseph Shatzmiller, Ylana N. “Jacob ben Elie, traducateur multilingue a Venise a la fin du. Xiii e siecle.” Micrologus 9 (2001): 195–202.

Joseph Shatzmiller, Ylana N. “Counterfeit of Coinage in England of the 13th Century and the Way it was remembered in Medieval Provence.” Xxvi Semana De Estudios Medievales, Pamplona, 2000, 387–97.