The Jews of Islam

The Jews of Islam

by Bernard Lewis
ISBN-10:
0691008078
ISBN-13:
9780691008073
Pub. Date:
06/01/1987
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
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Overview

The Jews of Islam

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 Qur'ān 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.

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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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