Peace Be Upon You: Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Conflict and Cooperation

Peace Be Upon You: Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Conflict and Cooperation

by Zachary Karabell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1400079217

ISBN-13: 9781400079216

Pub. Date: 03/11/2008

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

In a narrative that is at once thoughtful and passionate, hopeful but without illusions, award-winning historian Zachary Karabell reveals the history of peaceful coexistence among Muslims, Christians, and Jews over the course of fourteen centuries until the present-day.

The harsh reality of religious conflict is daily news, and the rising tensions between the

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Overview

In a narrative that is at once thoughtful and passionate, hopeful but without illusions, award-winning historian Zachary Karabell reveals the history of peaceful coexistence among Muslims, Christians, and Jews over the course of fourteen centuries until the present-day.

The harsh reality of religious conflict is daily news, and the rising tensions between the West and Islam show no signs of abating. However, the relationship between Muslims, Christians, and Jews has not always been marked with animosity; there is also a deep and nuanced history of peace.

From the court of caliphs in ancient Baghdad, where scholars engaged in spirited debate, to present-day Dubai, where members of each faith work side by side, Karabell traces the forgotten legacy of tolerance and cooperation these three monotheistic religions have enjoyed—a legacy that will be vital in any attempt to find common ground and reestablish peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400079216
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/11/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
409,302
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: In the Name of the Lord
Chapter Two: At the Court of the Caliph
Chapter Three: The Sacrifice of Isaac
Chapter Four: The Crusades
Chapter Five: Saladin’s Jihad?
Chapter Six: The Philosopher’s Dream
Chapter Seven: The Lord of Two Lands
Chapter Eight: The Tide Begins to Turn
Chapter Nine: Brave New Worlds
Chapter Ten: The Age of Reform
Chapter Eleven: Hope and Despair chapter Twelve: In an Otherwise Turbulent World
Coda: Is Dubai the Future?

Maps
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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