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Biography

Prof. Leonard V. Rutgers

Late Antiquity, Dept. of History and Art History

Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Full Professor


Email: l.v.rutgers@uu.nl


Qualifications

1993 Ph.D., Religious Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

1988 M.A., Classical Archaeology, Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Publications (Selected)

  1. “Cemeteries and Catacombs,” in P. Erdkamp (ed.), Cambridge Companion to the City of Rome (Cambridge UP 2013): 497-521.
  2. “The Synagogue as Foe in Early Christian Literature,” in Z. Weiss et al. (eds.), “Follow the Wise.” Studies in Jewish History and Culture in Honor of Lee I. Levine (Winona Lake: Eisenbraun, 2010), 449-468.
  3. “Stable Isotope Data from the Early Christian Catacombs of Ancient Rome: New Insights into the Dietary Habits of Rome’s Early Christians.” Journal of Archaeological Science 36:5 (2009): 1127-1134.
  4. “Neue Recherchen in den jüdischen und frühchristlichen Katakomben Roms, Mitteilungen zur christlichen Archäologie 15 (2009): 9-24.
  5. Making Myths. Jews in Early Christian Identity Formation (Leuven: Peeters 2009).
  6. “Further Radiocarbon Dates from the Catacombs of St. Callixtus in Rome.” Radiocarbon 49:3 (2007): 1221-29. Radiocarbon Dating of Several Jewish Oil Lamps from Rome.” Radiocarbon 49:3 (2007): 1215-19.
  7. L.V. Rutgers, K. van der Borg, and A.F.M. de Jong, “Radiocarbon Dating of Several Jewish Oil Lamps from Rome.” Radiocarbon 49:3 (2007): 1215-19.
  8. “Jews in Italy,” in: S. Katz (ed.), Cambridge History of Judaism. Vol. IV (Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 2006), 492-508.
  9. “Sulproblema di come datare le catacombeebraiche di Roma.”BulletinAntiekeBeschaving81 (2006): 169-84.
  10. “Reflections on the Demography of the Jewish Community of Ancient Rome,” in M. Ghilardiet al. (eds.), Les cités de l’Italie tardo-antique (IVe-VIe siècle) (Rome: Ecole Française de Rome, 2006), 345-58.
  11. “Radiocarbon Dating: Jewish Inspiration of Christian Catacombs.” Nature 436: 7049 (2005): 339.
  12. “Radiocarbon Dates from the Catacombs of St. Callixtus in Rome.” Radiocarbon 47: 3 (2005): 395-400.
  13. “Radiocarbon Dates from the Jewish Catacombs of Rome.” Radiocarbon 44: 2 (2002): 541-47.
  14. Subterranean Rome (Leuven: Peeters, 2000).
  15. The Jews in Late Ancient Rome. Evidence of Cultural Interaction in the Roman Diaspora (Leiden: Brill, 20002).
  16. L.V. Rutgers, The Hidden Heritage of Diaspora Judaism (Leuven: Peeters, 1998).


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