A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to by Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora PDF

By Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora

ISBN-10: 069115127X

ISBN-13: 9780691151274

This is the 1st encyclopedic advisor to the background of relatives among Jews and Muslims worldwide from the start of Islam to this present day. Richly illustrated and wonderfully produced, the booklet positive factors greater than a hundred and fifty authoritative and obtainable articles by way of a global workforce of top specialists in historical past, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. equipped thematically and chronologically, this necessary reference offers serious evidence and balanced context for larger ancient knowing and a extra knowledgeable discussion among Jews and Muslims.

Part I covers the medieval interval; half II, the early glossy interval during the 19th century, within the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and Europe; half III, the 20th century, together with the exile of Jews from the Muslim global, Jews and Muslims in Israel, and Jewish-Muslim politics; and half IV, intersections among Jewish and Muslim origins, philosophy, scholarship, paintings, ritual, and ideology. the most articles tackle significant themes akin to the Jews of Arabia on the starting place of Islam; detailed profiles hide very important contributors and areas; and excerpts from fundamental assets offer modern perspectives on ancient events.

Contributors comprise Mark R. Cohen, Alain Dieckhoff, Michael Laskier, Vera Moreen, Gordon D. Newby, Marina Rustow, Daniel Schroeter, Kirsten Schulze, Mark Tessler, John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and lots of more.

  • Covers the heritage of family members among Jews and Muslims all over the world from the beginning of Islam to today
  • Written via a global crew of top scholars
  • Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history
  • Includes profiles of significant humans (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem start, Edward stated, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and locations (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
  • Presents passages from crucial files of every old interval, comparable to the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts
  • Richly illustrated with greater than 250 photos, together with maps and colour photographs
  • Includes wide cross-references, bibliographies, and an index

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Whether they originated in Byzantine or in Sasanian practice, however, many of these foreign practices conflicted with the pragmatic spirit of “live and let live” of early Islam and so could often be overlooked or ignored in the day-to-day realities of Muslim and non-Muslim coexistence. This coexistence is particularly evident in economic life. Jews were not limited to a small range of pursuits isolated from the rest of the population in deplored professions like moneylending, as in Europe. They worked as craftsmen, pharmacists, and physicians; as craftsmen in textiles, in glassmaking, and in jewelry; as retailers in the marketplace specializing in a whole host of products, including foodstuffs; in longdistance commerce, as government functionaries; and in many other walks of life.

A ruler, goaded by pious Islamic clerics, might crack down on the dhimmīs for ignoring the regulations of the Pact of ‘Umar. But serious persecutions were exceptional. The most infamous one occurred in the mid-twelfth century, when the fanatical Muslim Berber Almohads, the “Islamists” of their time, destroyed entire Jewish communities in North Africa and Spain, and forced thousands of Jews and Christians to accept Islam, even as they imposed their own stringent form of Islam upon impious Muslims.

Moshe Ma‘oz (Brighton, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 2009), 54–65. 2. For a discussion of the debate over convivencia and its corollary, the tension between tolerance and intolerance in Spanish history, of which the Jewish thesis was a part, see Alex Novikoff, “Between Tolerance and Intolerance in Medieval Spain: An Historiographic Enigma,” Medieval Encounters 11 (2005): 7–36. 3. ” 4. See the representative sample of books in Arabic and other languages by Arabs and others treating the subject of the Jews of Islam, often apologetically, mentioned in the notes in chapter 1 of my Under Crescent and Cross.

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