The Jews of Islam

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Princeton University Press, Apr 24, 2014 - History - 280 pages
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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.

 

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This book profoundly troubled me. Bernard Lewis perfectly delineated the way Jews have been treated by Muslim societies. At best they were treated with contempt at worst they were subjected to the ... Read full review

Review: The Jews of Islam

User Review  - Goodreads

This book profoundly troubled me. Bernard Lewis perfectly delineated the way Jews have been treated by Muslim societies. At best they were treated with contempt at worst they were subjected to the ... Read full review

Contents

ONE Islam and Other Religions
3
TWO The JudaeoIslamic 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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Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University, a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the author of numerous works on the Middle East.

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