The Jews Of The Middle East And North Africa In Modern Times

The Jews Of The Middle East And North Africa In Modern Times

by Reeva Spector Simon
     
 

Filling an important gap in the literature, this volume documents the variety and diversity of Jewish life in the Middle East and North Africa over the last two hundred years. It explains the changes that affected the communities under Islamic rule during its "golden age" and describes the processes of modernization that enabled the Jews of the Middle East and

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Filling an important gap in the literature, this volume documents the variety and diversity of Jewish life in the Middle East and North Africa over the last two hundred years. It explains the changes that affected the communities under Islamic rule during its "golden age" and describes the processes of modernization that enabled the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa to play a pivotal role in their respective countries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Columbia University Press

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231107969
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
1.44(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Norman A. Stillman

This is a very well-conceived and valuable reference volume for the social and cultural history of Sephardi/Mizrahi Jewry over the past two centuries. The rich and detailed variety of regional and topical presentations will make it a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on this important, but hitherto neglected area of the Jewishexperience.

Daniel Schroeter

This volume fills an important gap in our knowledge of Jewish diasporas with its comprehensive picture of the historical experience of Jews in the Muslim world and their encounter with modernity. This book will likely become indispensable for students and suggestive of new research agendas for years to come.

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.

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