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-- Norman A. Stillman, Middle East Quarterly

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Editorial Reviews

The Jewish Press - Michael Skakun

Perhaps no single volume encompasses the history of Jews in the Muslim world with quite the comprehensive sweep and topical richness as The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa in Modern Times.

William M. Brinner

This is a very essential and long-awaited work about an important ancient part of the Jewish world little-known by many. A superbly organized book.

Sephardim Today

This timely volume addresses an important topic that has recently risen to the fore amidst general ignorance: the lives of the Jews of Muslim lands during the last 200 years... This is a book that should be a part of everyone's personal library.

The Jewish Press
Perhaps no single volume encompasses the history of Jews in the Muslim world with quite the comprehensive sweep and topical richness as The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa in Modern Times.

— Michael Skakun

Jewish Book World

Well researched and clearly written, the book is a major contribution to the field, and appropriate for academic, public and center libraries as well as for individuals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231507592
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • File size: 25 MB
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Meet the Author

Reeva Spector Simon is associate director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University and author of Iraq Between the Two World Wars. Michael Menachem Laskier teaches at the newly created Department of Middle East History at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and is the author of eight books, including Israel and the Arab World: Israeli-Maghrebi Common Interests,Encounters, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (forthcoming). Sara Reguer is chair of Judaic studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Thematic Section Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jewry: The Historical Background 700 -- 1700, by Jane GerberEurope in the Middle East, by Reeva S. SimonEconomic Life, by Michael M. Laskier and Reeva S. SimonCommunity Leadership and Structure, by Michael M. Laskier, Sara Reguer and Haim SaadounReligion: Rabbinic Tradition and the Response to Modernity, by Zvi ZoharIntellectual Life, by Ammiel AlcalayLanguagesJudezmo and Hakitia (Judeo-Spanish), by David M. BunisJudeo-Arabic, by Joseph ChetritLanguages of Iran and Afghanistan, by Haideh SahimEducation, by Rachel SimonZionism, by Rachel SimonBeliefs and Customs, by Issachar Ben-AmiAspects of Material Culture, by Esther JuhaszMusic, by Mark KligmanThe World of Women, by Sara ReguerPart II: Country by Country Survey Ottoman Turkey, by Jacob M. LandauOttoman Balkans, by Aron RodrigueThe Turkish Republic, by George E. GruenSyria and Lebanon, by Michael M. LaskierEretz Yisrael / Palestine 1800 -- 1948, by Ruth Kark and Joseph B. GlassIraq, by Reeva S. SimonIran and Afghanistan, by Haideh SahimYemen, by Bat-Zion Eraqi-KlormanEgypt and the Sudan, by Jean-Marc Ran OppenheimLibya, by Harvey E. GoldbergTunisia, by Haim SaadounAlgeria, by David CohenMorocco, by Michael M. Laskier and Eliezer Bashan

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