In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands
From one of the most popular historians writing today comes a book as fascinating as the bestsellers of Karen Armstrong and Reza Aslan.
In this captivating chronicle, Martin Gilbert shines new light on a controversial dilemma in the modern world: the troubled relationship between Jews and Muslims. Beginning at the dawn of Islam and sweeping from the Atlantic Ocean to the mountains of Afghanistan, Gilbert presents the first popular and authoritative history of Jewish peoples under Muslim rule. He confronts with wisdom and compassion the stormy events in their dramatic story, including anti-Zionist movements and the forced exodus to Israel. He also gives special attention to the twentieth century and to the current political debate about refugee status and restitution.
Throughout, Gilbert weaves a compelling narrative of perseverance, struggle, and renewal marked by surprising moments of tolerance and partnership. A monumental and timely book, Jews under Muslim Rule is a crowning achievement that confirms Martin Gilbert as one of the foremost historians of our time.
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It is certainly time for Islam to have its own Reformation, and move away from medieval attitudes. A very sad book indeed, enlivened only by the evidence of human spirit among the 850,000 survivors expelled from Moslem lands. Read full review
An amazing book, and must to read to understand the life of our families many years so in the Arab land. I really enjoy the reading a lot and expanded my knowledge.
I am the 2nd generation of Yemeni immigrants and got exposed to the history of those jews. The books shared information with sources about a hard time Jewish life in the middle east many years ago till the millennium generation.
The Prophel Mohammed and lie Jews
Protection or Persecution?
The First Four Hundred Years Under Islam
Jews and Muslims in the Age of the Crusades
The Ottoman Sultans and Other Muslim Rulers 13241699
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Towards the Twentieth Century 10
The Nineteen Thirties
IB Towards Liberation and an Uncertain Future ic8
The United Nations Palestine Partition Resolution
The Creation of the State of Israel 14 May 1048
The Search for Recognition 525
The First Years of the Twentieth Century and the Emergence of Zionism
The First World War and After