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This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims.

Part I covers the medieval period; Part II, the early modern period through the nineteenth century, in the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and Europe; Part III, the twentieth century, including the exile of Jews from the Muslim world, Jews and Muslims in Israel, and Jewish-Muslim politics; and Part IV, intersections between Jewish and Muslim origins, philosophy, scholarship, art, ritual, and beliefs. The main articles address major topics such as the Jews of Arabia at the origin of Islam; special profiles cover important individuals and places; and excerpts from primary sources provide contemporary views on historical events.

Contributors include 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 many more.

  • Covers the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today
  • Written by an international team of leading scholars
  • Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history
  • Includes profiles of important people (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, Edward Said, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and places (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
  • Presents passages from essential documents of each historical period, such as the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts
  • Richly illustrated with more than 250 images, including maps and color photographs
  • Includes extensive cross-references, bibliographies, and an index

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Editorial Committee
  2. pp. 9-12
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  1. General Introduction
  2. pp. 13-24
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  1. Transcriptions
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. Part One: The Middle Ages
  2. pp. 27-27
  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 28-38
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  1. Chapter I: The Emergence of Islam
  2. pp. 39-74
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  1. Chapter II: In Islamic Lands
  2. pp. 75-144
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  1. Chapter III: In Christendom
  2. pp. 145-162
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  1. Part Two: The Modern World
  2. pp. 163-163
  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 164-170
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  1. Chapter I: In Ottoman Territory, Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries
  2. pp. 171-222
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  1. Chapter II: Northern Africa
  2. pp. 223-238
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  1. Chapter III: Asia and the Middle East
  2. pp. 239-268
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  1. Chapter IV: Relations with the European World
  2. pp. 269-284
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  1. Part Three: The Present
  2. pp. 285-285
  1. Prologues
  2. pp. 286-296
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  1. Chapter I: The Beginnings of the Separation
  2. pp. 297-348
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  1. Chapter II: Confronting Nazism
  2. pp. 349-374
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  1. Chapter III: The Great Rupture in the Middle East
  2. pp. 375-444
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  1. Chapter IV: Spaces of Cohabitation
  2. pp. 445-520
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  1. Chapter V: Tense Conversations
  2. pp. 521-558
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  1. Chapter VI: Looking at the Other
  2. pp. 559-604
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  1. Part Four: Transversalities
  2. pp. 605-605
  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 606-610
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  1. Chapter I: Founding Books, Mirror Images
  2. pp. 611-652
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  1. Chapter II: Mirrored Languages
  2. pp. 653-682
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  1. Chapter III: Two Religions of the Law
  2. pp. 683-736
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  1. Chapter IV: Philosophy, Science, and Intellectual Movements
  2. pp. 737-836
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  1. Chapter V: Mysticism
  2. pp. 837-890
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  1. Chapter VI: Art and Literature
  2. pp. 891-984
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  1. Chapter VII: Memory and History
  2. pp. 985-1062
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  1. General Bibliography
  2. pp. 1063-1100
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 1101-1122
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  1. Index of Places
  2. pp. 1123-1134
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  1. Illustration Credits
  2. pp. 1135-1152
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400849130
Related ISBN
9780691151274
MARC Record
OCLC
857364814
Pages
1152
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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