Jews, Visigoths, and Muslims in Medieval Spain: Cooperation and Conflict

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BRILL, 1994 - History - 367 pages
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Jews settled in medieval Spain at least by the third century, and under the Christian Visigoths (sixth to eighth centuries) suffered increasing hostility and persecution, from which they were saved by the Muslim invasion (711). This book details the relations between Jews and the Visigoths, and then with the Muslims both in Muslim Spain proper (al-Andalus) and in later Christian Spain to the fifteenth century. It examines both the positive and negative aspects of those relations, drawing on a variety of sources many of which are here utilized for the first time. Political, socio-economic, scientific, cultural, literary and even sexual aspects of the history of the interaction between Jews and Visigoths, and Jews and Muslims, provide hopefully a new insight into a period of great importance in history.
 

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The introduction alone should repell the informed. I would avoid this book like poison, The following ridiculous statement looks like it was conjured up by a desperate lying Muslim apologist:
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under the Christian Visigoths (sixth to eighth centuries) suffered increasing hostility and persecution, from which they were saved by the Muslim invasion (711)."
The truth is Mohammeds Thugs invaded Syria in 634; Jerusalem in 637;Egypt in 638; Persia in 640; North Africa in 689; and Spain in 711. Both Christians and Jews throughout Europe were terrified until the Islamic raiders were halted by Charles Martel.
To say these bloody invasions, chopping heads off innocent people simply for being disbelievers "saved" anyone is the height of disinformation.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
The Jews in Visigothic Spain
7
Survey of the Literature
39
Survey of the Literature
69
Jews and Muslims Under Almoravids
113
Cities Economy and Slavery
137
Cooperation and Conflict
163
Jewish Polemic Against Islam
205
Jews in Muslim Spain
231
Glossary
325
Bibliography
331
General Index
345
Index of Words and Terms
366
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Norman Roth, Ph.D. (Cornell, 1978), professor of Jewish history and medieval Hebrew literature and philosophy, University of Wisconsin (Madison). Author of many articles and books, including "Maimonides. Essays and Texts" (1985).

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