History as Prelude: Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean

History as Prelude: Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean

by Joseph V. Montville
     
 

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This collection of essays by seven highly respected scholars is a straightforward narrative of real world—intellectual, commercial, spiritual, philosophical, scientific, aesthetic—creative engagement among Jews, Muslims, and some Christians in daily life in Spain and around the Mediterranean. History as Prelude is a major contribution to the Israeli-Arab

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This collection of essays by seven highly respected scholars is a straightforward narrative of real world—intellectual, commercial, spiritual, philosophical, scientific, aesthetic—creative engagement among Jews, Muslims, and some Christians in daily life in Spain and around the Mediterranean. History as Prelude is a major contribution to the Israeli-Arab peace process because it undermines—in fact, blows away—the efforts of propagandists who serve governments or political movements to negate the reality of the Arab-Jewish relationship in the medieval Mediterranean. The contributors, in unassuming, well-researched scholarship have erected a wall protecting historical reality from distortion, providing irrefutable—and often delightful—examples of creative coexistence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739184516
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph V. Montville is director of Toward the Abrahamic Family Reunion, (abrahamicfamilyreunion.org). He is also Distinguished Diplomat in Residence at American University and Chair of the Board & Senior Fellow for the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. He is also a senior associate in the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College in N. Andover, MA.

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