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Probing the Muslims' attitude toward Judaism as a special case of their view of other religious minorities in Islamic countries, Bernard Lewis demolishes two competing stereotypes: the fanatical warrior, sword in one hand and Qur' an in the other, and the Muslim designer of an interfaith utopia. Available for the first time in paperback, his portrayal of the Judaeo-Islamic tradition is set against a vivid background of Jewish and Islamic history.
A look at the Judeo-Islamic tradition in medeval and modern history.
"Lewis refuses . . . simplistic approaches and tries to explain the complex and often contradictory history of Jewish-Muslim relations over fourteen hundred years. He does this in prose that combines eloquence, dispassion, and wit."—Norman A. Stillman, New York Review of Books
"[A] pioneering and masterful primer."—Jacob Neusner, Boston Globe
Islam and Other Religions. The Judaeo-Islamic Tradition. The Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods. The End of the Tradition