In Memoriam – Moshe Gammer








With all the “experts” talking about the recent news, I’ve wondered why we haven’t been hearing from some of the “great voices” among the cacophony of empty noise. Unfortunately, now I know why. Dr. Gammer was one of the giants in this field and was contributing important works well before any of this became fashionable and we all owe him a debt of gratitude for his work.
Professor Moshe Gammer, a prominent expert on religious and political history of Northern Caucasus, died in Israel on April 16. The funeral took place on April 17. He was seriously ill for the last six months and did not teach at the Department of Middle East and Africa History of the Tel Aviv University.

For more than 10 years, Professor Gammer was a regular organizer of scientific conferences in Israel, the USA and EU on the history and culture of Northern Caucasus, particularly of Dagestan.

Moshe Hammer was the author of several studies on the subject, in particular, “Muslim Resistance to the Tsar: Shamil and the Conquest of Chechnia and ¬†Daghestan”, published in 1994 and his more famous book “The Lone Wolf and the Bear. Three Centuries of Chechen¬†Defiance of Russian Rule,” published in 2005.

In 2008, he published a collection of works “Islam and Sufism in Daghestan”, published in Finland.

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