By Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora
This is the 1st encyclopedic consultant to the historical past of kinfolk among Jews and Muslims all over the world from the start of Islam to this day. Richly illustrated and wonderfully produced, the booklet positive factors greater than a hundred and fifty authoritative and obtainable articles by means of a global group of top specialists in background, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. geared up thematically and chronologically, this critical reference presents severe proof and balanced context for better old realizing and a extra expert 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 20 th 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 handle significant themes reminiscent of the Jews of Arabia on the starting place of Islam; targeted profiles conceal very important contributors and areas; and excerpts from basic resources offer modern perspectives on historic events.
Contributors contain 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 relatives among Jews and Muslims around the globe from the delivery of Islam to today
- Written via a global crew of major 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 acknowledged, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and locations (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
- Presents passages from crucial records of every old interval, akin to the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts
- Richly illustrated with greater than 250 pictures, together with maps and colour photographs
- Includes broad cross-references, bibliographies, and an index
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106-107. beginning of the eleventh century. 546-553. “haughty” Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela, successor of his more illustrious father as head of the Jewish community in the Muslim principality of Granada, Spain, and the subsequent “pogrom” against the Jewish quarter of the city, with great loss of life. , Qur’an 5:60) and excoriating the Jews for violating the code of humility vis-à-vis Islam. 14 During these rare episodes, Jews felt the impact of violence no less than the Ashkenazic Jews of Europe, but they did not preserve them as part of a collective memory of suffering the way their Ashkenazic brethren did.
The choice of Northern Europe is dictated by the fact that there relations between Jews and Christians, reasonably tolerable in the early Middle Ages, declined precipitously later on to become the worst in Europe, leading the way in persecuting and ultimately expelling the Jews from Christian society. By choosing this case to compare with the Islamic world, one is able to isolate the specific factors determining how Jews were treated by the majority of society. In this way, this comparative study also constructs a paradigm that can be used to explain Jewish-gentile relations in premodern times in general.
This prepared them to share lock, stock, and barrel in the high culture of Islamic society. Islam came into contact with the science, medicine, and philosophy of the GrecoRoman world centuries earlier than European Christendom. ”16 Jews of the Fertile Crescent, the heartland of the Islamic Empire and the first center of the new Arabic science, medicine, and philosophy, had both access to and interest in the translated texts read by Muslim intellectuals. This facilitated the cultural convivencia of the Judeo-Arabic world, which began in the eastern Islamic domains and spread to the Muslim West.
A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day by Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora