Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Arab World: The Roots of Sectarianism / Edition 1

Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Arab World: The Roots of Sectarianism / Edition 1

by Bruce Masters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521005825

ISBN-13: 9780521005821

Pub. Date: 03/25/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Masters explores the history of Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire and how their identities evolved over four hundred years. While early communities lived within the hierarchy of Muslim law, the nineteenth century witnessed radical change. In response to Western influences, conflict erupted between Muslims and Christians across the empire. This marked the

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Overview

Masters explores the history of Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire and how their identities evolved over four hundred years. While early communities lived within the hierarchy of Muslim law, the nineteenth century witnessed radical change. In response to Western influences, conflict erupted between Muslims and Christians across the empire. This marked the beginning of tensions that informed the rhetoric of religious fundamentalism in the empire's successor states throughout the twentieth century. Thus Masters negotiates the present through the past, contributing to our understanding of the contemporary Muslim world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521005821
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. The limits of tolerance: the social status of non-Muslims in the Ottoman Arab lands; 2. The Ottoman Arab world: a diversity of sects and peoples; 3. Merchants and missionaries in the seventeenth century: the West intrudes; 4. New opportunities and challenges in the 'long' eighteenth century; 5. Intercommunal dissonance in the nineteenth century; 6. After the 'events': the search for community in the twilight of empire; Conclusion.

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