Aryeh Shmuelevitz


Aryeh Shmuelevitz, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981). Professor for Middle Eastern History and former Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and African History. Professor Shmuelevitz was one of the founders of the Shiloah Institute (later the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies) and its annual publication, The Middle East Record, and was a Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center.

His fields of specialization included: History and society of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey and Iran; the Jews of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey. Shmuelevitz authored The Jews of the Ottoman Empire in the Late 15th and the 16th Centuries (1984); and was editor of Seder Eliyahu Zuta by Rabbi Eliyahu Capsali (History of the Ottomans in three volumes, 1975, 1977, 1983, in Hebrew); co-editor of The Middle East Record (1960, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969/70) and of The Hashemites in the Modern Arab World (1995).