Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide / Edition 1

Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide / Edition 1

by Bat Ye'or
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838639437

ISBN-13: 9780838639436

Pub. Date: 12/01/2001

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

In this study of the legal and social condition of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule (the dhimmis), Bat Ye'or examines various religious and historical sources, using the new term "dhimmitude" to describe their common history and legal status. Some of these laws derive from the speical status institutionalized by the Church Fathers for Jews; once Islamized…  See more details below

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In this study of the legal and social condition of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule (the dhimmis), Bat Ye'or examines various religious and historical sources, using the new term "dhimmitude" to describe their common history and legal status. Some of these laws derive from the speical status institutionalized by the Church Fathers for Jews; once Islamized, these laws were incorporated into Muslim jurisprudence applicable for Christians and Jews alike. Dhimmitude is thus discussed from the perspective of Muslim theory, and also in regard to divergent Christian attitudes to Jews and Zionism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838639436
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations13
Author's Note17
Acknowledgments19
Introduction21
1The Orient on the Eve of Islam33
2Political and Economic Aspects of Dhimmitude50
3Religious and Social Aspects of Dhimmitude81
4Modernity: A Time of Hope and a Time of Ashes123
5The Mandate Period (1921-1956)146
6From the Jewish Exodus to the Christian Exodus173
7Jihad and Dhimma: Modern Formulations195
8The Return of Dhimmitude223
9Expansion of Inter-Dhimmi Conflicts in the Modern Period266
10The Politics of Dhimmitude in Europe305
11Conclusion341
App. 1Arab Feuds in Nineteenth-Century Palestine401
App. 2Destruction of the Jewish Quarter of Shiraz (Iran), in 1910403
App. 3S.O.S. Lebanon (1945): A Homeland for the Christians of the Near East (extracts)406
App. 4Saudi Arabia: Fatwa for non-Muslims (5 February 1993)411
App. 5Security Instructions for Jews in Geneva (September-October 2000)413
App. 6Indonesia 2000: East Timor and the Moluccas414
App. AMuslim Historians and Theologians418
App. BNon-Muslim Historians and Authors421
Notes423
Glossary470
Bibliography472
General Index508

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