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

By Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora

ISBN-10: 069115127X

ISBN-13: 9780691151274

This is the 1st encyclopedic advisor to the background of family among Jews and Muslims around the globe from the start of Islam to this day. Richly illustrated and fantastically produced, the ebook gains greater than a hundred and fifty authoritative and available articles through a global staff of top specialists in heritage, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. geared up thematically and chronologically, this quintessential reference presents severe evidence and balanced context for higher old knowing and a extra proficient discussion among Jews and Muslims.

Part I covers the medieval interval; half II, the early smooth interval throughout 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, artwork, ritual, and ideology. the most articles deal with significant subject matters akin to the Jews of Arabia on the foundation of Islam; particular profiles disguise very important participants and locations; and excerpts from fundamental assets offer modern perspectives on ancient 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 family members among Jews and Muslims around the globe from the start of Islam to today
  • Written by way of a world workforce 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 acknowledged, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and locations (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
  • Presents passages from crucial files of every old interval, corresponding 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 huge cross-references, bibliographies, and an index

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M. J. de Goeje (Leiden: Brill, 1879), 1:823. 12. See Gordon D. Newby, A History of the Jews of Arabia (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2009), 39–48, for a discussion of the sources. 13. See, for example, the differences between Israel Friedlander, Jewish Quarterly Review 1 (1910): 251, 451, and Hartwig Hirschfeld, Jewish Quarterly Review 1 (1910): 447–48. 14. See the important study by Ella Landau-Tasseron, “Asad from Jahiliyya to Islam,” Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam 6 (1985): 1–28.

They were connected with the major Jewish intellectual and religious centers in Babylonia and Palestine, but they had their own Arabian practice of Judaism. Like their neighbors of the time, this age of anxiety and decline helped promote their interest in mysticism and eschatology. The early seventh century was a rich time for Arabian Jews, as well as a prelude to a fateful and sometimes fatal conflict with Islam. For the student of the history of Jews in Arabia, it is hard to read against the grain of scholarship from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This story has its roots in Midrash Tanhuma, commenting on Haggai 1:6, and is only one of the many stories showing the tension between the Diaspora and the ingathering. 6. See Reinhart Dozy, De Israeliten te Meka [Die Israeliten zu Mekka von David’s Zeit] (Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1864); D. S. Margoliouth, Relations Between Arabs and Israelites Prior to the Rise of Islam: Schweich Lectures 1921 (London: Oxford University Press, 1924). 7. C. J. Gadd, “The Harran Inscription of Nabonidus,” Anatolian Studies 8 (1958): 80; J.

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