Mor Hajbi


Department of History

Topic of Research The fifth Century Post Augustinians: An Intellectual Network in Late Antique West

Bio:  Mor Hajbi holds a Bachelor's degree in History and Political Science from Bar Ilan University (magna cum laude) and a Master's degree in history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (magna cum laude). Hajbi is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the History Department and the recipient of the Barbara and Morton Mandel scholarships as well as a Rotenstreich scholarship. She is also a co-founder of the Israeli Forum of Early Medieval Studies. Hajbi's interests include late Roman and Early medieval intellectual history, social stratification in late antique society, politics and religion in the Roman West, and religious and cultural developments in the Latin West.

Abstract:  My study focuses on a handful of Latin authors who followed Augustine – Paulus Orosius (d. c. 418), Prosper of Aquitaine (d. c. 455), Quodvultdeus of Carthage (d. c. 450), and Salvian of Marseille (d. c. 480). Together, these men composed some twenty-four original works of various genres—letters, sermons, theological treatises, histories. Despite the abundance of these writings and their authors’ high ecclesiastical rank, these works have been under-appreciated, their influence under-acknowledged, and their style and content only randomly studied and never systematically evaluated. By considering this elite group and their work together, the study aims to assess their literary, theological, and social contributions both to their congregations and, more generally, to the intellectual discourse of the late Latin West.

Publications Quodvultdeus of Cartage' and 'Victor of Vita', in: Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Phoenician Culture, Vol 3. Written Sources: Language, Epigraphy and Literature, Belgium: Peeters, 2022 (forthcoming).

The Conversion of Space VS the Conversion of the Population: Fourth Century Palestine, Rosetta Journal, Vol. 24 (2019), pp. 38-52.
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Advisor Prof. Yitzhak Hen

Rotenstreich Stipend 2021/22