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By Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora

This is the 1st encyclopedic advisor to the historical past of family members among Jews and Muslims around the globe from the beginning of Islam to this present day. Richly illustrated and wonderfully produced, the e-book good points greater than a hundred and fifty authoritative and obtainable articles by means of a global staff of best specialists in historical past, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. prepared thematically and chronologically, this fundamental reference presents serious evidence and balanced context for higher historic figuring out and a extra educated discussion among Jews and Muslims.

Part I covers the medieval interval; half II, the early sleek interval throughout 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 international, Jews and Muslims in Israel, and Jewish-Muslim politics; and half IV, intersections among Jewish and Muslim origins, philosophy, scholarship, artwork, ritual, and ideology. the most articles deal with significant themes equivalent to the Jews of Arabia on the foundation of Islam; precise profiles conceal vital contributors and locations; and excerpts from fundamental assets supply modern perspectives on old 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 plenty of more.

  • Covers the heritage of family members among Jews and Muslims all over the world from the start of Islam to today
  • Written by means of a global group of best scholars
  • Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history
  • Includes profiles of vital humans (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem commence, Edward stated, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and areas (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
  • Presents passages from crucial files of every historic interval, similar 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 large cross-references, bibliographies, and an index

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Muhammad was born into an age of decline and anxiety, but Judaism in Arabia was a vital Diaspora culture. Jews could be found in all areas of Arabian society. They were merchants, bedouin, farmers, poets, artisans, and warriors. They lived in castles, houses in cities, and in tents in the desert. They spoke Arabic, both 43 • The Emergence of Islam formal and Judeo-Arabic, as well as Aramaic, and made use of Hebrew idioms. They were connected with the major Jewish intellectual and religious centers in Babylonia and Palestine, but they had their own Arabian practice of Judaism.

18. See, for example, Shabbat 6:6 and Ohalot 18:10. 19. See Qur’an 3:79, 5:44, and 5:63. 20. Baba Batra 48b, 75a, and Kiddushin 33b. 21. For a fuller discussion of this with source references, see Newby, A History of the Jews of Arabia, 58–74. 22. Abraham Geiger, Was hat Mohammed aus dem Judenthume Aufgenommen? (Bonn, 1833; 2nd rev. , Leipzig: Kaufmann, 1902). 23. Some scholars have looked at Islamic materials as a source for “lost” midrashim. For examples of this and a discussion of the relationship between the Qur’anic figures and Jewish sources, see Gordon D.

The clarion call of danger from Muslim exploitation of the myth of Islamic tolerance was sounded in an essay by British historian Cecil Roth in the Zionist Organization of America’s New Palestine (October 4, 1946), and in the British Zionist Jewish Forum in the same month. The essay was virtually forgotten until it was reprinted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), in the “Myths and Facts” supplement to its Near East Report, shortly after the Six-Day War of June 1967. ” 6. See his “Ghetto and Emancipation,” Menorah Journal 14, no.

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