Ankori, Zevi

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ANKORI, ZEVI (1920– ), scholar and writer on Karaite history. Born in Tarnow, Poland, Ankori graduated from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Columbia University, New York. He taught at Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University, Ohio State University, and Columbia University where (in 1970) he became professor of Jewish history. His published work includes Karaites in Byzantium (1959), a major contribution to Karaite studies, and articles on Karaism in various periodicals. He co-edited Madrikh Bibliografi le-Toledot Am Yisrael (1961), a bibliographical guide to the history of the Jewish people in the Middle Ages.