By Abdelwahab Meddeb,Benjamin Stora

 

This is the 1st encyclopedic advisor to the heritage of kin among Jews and Muslims world wide from the delivery of Islam to this present day. Richly illustrated and fantastically produced, the ebook positive aspects greater than a hundred and fifty authoritative and obtainable articles via a global crew of best specialists in heritage, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. equipped thematically and chronologically, this fundamental reference offers severe proof and balanced context for better historic realizing and a extra educated discussion among Jews and Muslims.

Part I covers the medieval interval; half II, the early smooth interval in the course of the 19th century, within the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and Europe; half III, the 20 th century, together with the exile of Jews from the Muslim international, Jews and Muslims in Israel, and Jewish-Muslim politics; and half IV, intersections among Jewish and Muslim origins, philosophy, scholarship, paintings, ritual, and ideology. the most articles handle significant subject matters reminiscent of the Jews of Arabia on the starting place of Islam; specified profiles hide very important members and areas; and excerpts from basic resources supply modern perspectives on historic events.

Contributors contain Mark R. Cohen, Alain Dieckhoff, Michael Laskier, Vera Moreen, Gordon D. Newby, Marina Rustow, Daniel Schroeter, Kirsten Schulze, Mark Tessler, John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and lots of more.

  • Covers the historical past of relatives among Jews and Muslims all over the world from the beginning of Islam to today
  • Written through a global crew of major scholars
  • Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history
  • Includes profiles of vital humans (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem commence, Edward acknowledged, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and locations (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
  • Presents passages from crucial files of every ancient interval, resembling the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts
  • Richly illustrated with greater than 250 photographs, together with maps and colour photographs
  • Includes wide cross-references, bibliographies, and an index

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