Fields of interest:
The historical background of Jewish-Muslim relations; Jewish themes in Islamic Tradition; Jews in the orbit of Islam; Urban history of the medieval Near East; Arabic historical writing; Islamic government and military organization; Political-Religious parties of early Islam reflected in the history of modern times; Classical Islamic tradition and the modern Near East; Biblical scholarship and the politics of the Modern Near East; The deep roots of Arab-Israel problem
Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities.
M. Bonner, J. Lassner,
Medieval Islam: The Origins and Shaping of the Classical Islamic Civilization.
J. Lassner, I. Troen,
Jews and Muslims in Arab Lands: Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.
J. Lassner (ed.)
A Gateway to Mediaval Mediterranean Life: Cairo’s Ben Ezra Syagogue.
The Middle East Remembered: Forged Identities, Competing Narraitives, Contested Spaces.
Ann Arbor, 2000.
A Mediterranean Society.
Revised and abridged version of S.D. Goitein’s five volume work. Berkeley-Los Angeles, 1999.
Translated into Italian, 2002.
Demonizing the Queen of Sheba: Boundaries od Gender & Culture in Post-Biblical Judaism & Medieval Islam.
Islamic Revolution and Historical Memory.
New Haven, 1986
The Shaping of Abbasid Rule.
The Topography of Baghdad in the Early Middle Ages: Text & Studies.
Translated and adapted into Arabic by S.A. al-Ali, Baghdad, 1984.