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Andrew Berns

Assistant Professor of History

Office: 229 Gambrell Hall
Degrees: B.A. Reed College
MPhil Cambridge University
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Phone: (803) 777-4216
Research Interests: Jewish history, Renaissance Italy and Spain.
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I specialize in the history of the Jews in pre-modern Europe, with a particular focus on the medieval and early modern Mediterranean. My first book, The Bible and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy, was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2014.  It shows how changes in European medicine prompted new readings of the Bible and other classical texts.

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