Professor David Abulafia

Professor of Mediterranean History at Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

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Professor of Mediterranean History, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

David Abulafia is Professor of Mediterranean History at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on medieval Mediterranean trade in Sicily, the Balearics and the Levant. His wider research interests cover medieval and Renaissance Italy, including the Kingdom of Naples in the 15th century, and religions in Sicily and medieval Spain, where trade and proximity to Muslim and Jewish communities had an impact on the Catholic populations.

David is a Fellow and Council Member of the British Academy, a member of Academia Europaea, and a Fellow of the Legatum Institute. His published work includes books such as "Frederick II: A Medieval Emperor", "A Mediterranean Emporium: the Catalan Kingdom of Majorca", and "The Great Sea: a human history of the Mediterranean", as well as multiple edited volumes and articles in academic journals.