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The Jews of Islam
     

The Jews of Islam

by Bernard Lewis
 

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ISBN-10: 0691008078

ISBN-13: 9780691008073

Pub. Date: 06/01/1987

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This landmark book probes Muslims' attitudes toward Jews and Judaism as a special case of their view of other religious minorities in predominantly Muslim societies. With authority, sympathy and wit, Bernard Lewis demolishes two competing stereotypes: the Islamophobic picture of the fanatical Muslim warrior, sword in one hand and Qurʾān in the other,

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This landmark book probes Muslims' attitudes toward Jews and Judaism as a special case of their view of other religious minorities in predominantly Muslim societies. With authority, sympathy and wit, Bernard Lewis demolishes two competing stereotypes: the Islamophobic picture of the fanatical Muslim warrior, sword in one hand and Qurʾān in the other, and the overly romanticized depiction of Muslim societies as interfaith utopias.

Featuring a new introduction by Mark R. Cohen, this Princeton Classics edition sets the Judaeo-Islamic tradition against a vivid background of Jewish and Islamic history. For those wishing a concise overview of the long period of Jewish-Muslim relations, The Jews of Islam remains an essential starting point.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691008073
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1987
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
NOTE ON ILLUSTRATIONS viii
FOREWORD ix
FOREWORD TO THE PRINCETON CLASSICS EDITION xiii
ONE Islam and Other Religions 3
TWO The Judaeo-Islamic Tradition 67
THREE The Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods 107
FOUR The End of the Tradition 154
NOTES 193
INDEX 227

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