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

By Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora

ISBN-10: 069115127X

ISBN-13: 9780691151274

This is the 1st encyclopedic advisor to the historical past of family members among Jews and Muslims around the globe from the delivery of Islam to this present day. Richly illustrated and fantastically produced, the publication good points greater than a hundred and fifty authoritative and obtainable articles through a world group of prime specialists in background, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. equipped thematically and chronologically, this quintessential reference offers serious proof and balanced context for larger ancient figuring out and a extra trained 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 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 tackle significant subject matters corresponding to the Jews of Arabia on the beginning of Islam; exact profiles conceal very important members and locations; and excerpts from fundamental assets offer modern perspectives on historic 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 historical past of relatives among Jews and Muslims around the globe from the start of Islam to today
  • Written through a world crew of major 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 locations (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
  • Presents passages from crucial files of every old interval, resembling the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts
  • Richly illustrated with greater than 250 photos, together with maps and colour photographs
  • Includes broad cross-references, bibliographies, and an index

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Al-Tabari, Ta’rikh, ed. 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.

3. New York Public Library, Spencer Collection Turk. ms. 3, fol. 422. 45 • The Emergence of Islam it is said that all the Himyarites joined him in his Judaism, representing opposition to Monophysite Christianity and Ethiopian military and political control of Arabia. Unfortunately, we do not have individual accounts similar to Saint Augustine’s Confessions that describe the conversion process, and we will never know the psychological processes involved, but the conversion of groups to Judaism indicates that Arabian Judaism exerted a strong social force in Arabia shortly before and at the time of the rise of Islam.

Jews within the Muslim community See article by Mark R.  61-63. 24 Muhammad’s move, known as the Hijra, marked the beginning of Muhammad’s assertion of public authority and Islam as a political entity. Much of the story of this move is shrouded in hagiographic myth, such as Muhammad’s being saved from the pursuing Meccan tribesmen by a spider weaving a web over the mouth of a cave in which he was hiding (this too has a parallel in rabbinical lore, which tells the same thing about David fleeing the wrath of a mad King Saul); nevertheless, early Islamic sources preserve a version of an agreement between Muhammad and the Jews of Medina that reflects the establishment of a new political order.

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