Passing of Prof. Jacob M. Landau

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H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jacob M. Landau (1924-2020), winner of the Israel Prize, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University, and one of the world's foremost scholars of Middle East Studies.  Born in Kishinev, Landau moved to Tel Aviv in 1935.  He wrote his Ph.D. with Bernard Lewis at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and also studied with H.A. R. Gibb at Harvard.  He was an experienced administrator as well as a prolific scholar, producing some 23 books.  His online bibliography runs to an astonishing 693 items ( 

Landau's English writings include THE ARABS IN ISRAEL, THE JEWS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY EGYPT, and several volumes on Turkey.  He was a man of vast erudition and energy who produced a large number of students.  See the Wikipedia article about him:

H-Judaic extends deepest sympathy to his family, students and friends around the world.

Jonathan D. Sarna

Chair- H-Judaic

Categories: Obituary
Keywords: Necrology