By Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora
This is the 1st encyclopedic advisor to the heritage of kinfolk among Jews and Muslims around the globe from the delivery of Islam to this present day. Richly illustrated and wonderfully produced, the ebook good points greater than one hundred fifty authoritative and obtainable articles via a world workforce of best specialists in heritage, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. prepared thematically and chronologically, this quintessential reference presents severe proof and balanced context for higher historic realizing and a extra proficient discussion among Jews and Muslims.
Part I covers the medieval interval; half II, the early glossy interval during the 19th century, within the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and Europe; half III, the 20th 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, artwork, ritual, and ideology. the most articles handle significant subject matters resembling the Jews of Arabia on the beginning of Islam; targeted profiles disguise vital participants and areas; and excerpts from fundamental resources offer modern perspectives on old 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 heritage of family members among Jews and Muslims all over the world from the beginning of Islam to today
- Written via a global staff of best scholars
- Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history
- Includes profiles of significant humans (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem commence, Edward acknowledged, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and areas (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
- Presents passages from crucial files of every old interval, akin to the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts
- Richly illustrated with greater than 250 photos, together with maps and colour photographs
- Includes huge cross-references, bibliographies, and an index
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Sepher ha-‘Arevut (Book of Surety) of Rav Shmuel ben Hofni Gaon and Its Relationship to Islamic Law,” Studia Islamica 73 (1990): 5–23, and his Jewish and Islamic Law: A Comparative Study of Custom during the Gaonic Period (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003). 21. A succinct introduction to Jewish philosophy in the Muslim world is found in Daniel H. , The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). 22. Of the many works about Maimonides and his works, see, recently, Joel L.
During Muhammad’s lifetime, Jews were integrated into the early Muslim community, established in their religious practices, but also subject to limits imposed by the ascendance of Islamic political power. 39 • The Emergence of Islam Origins and early history: From legend to history According to Muslim tradition, the present-day Arabs were preceded in the Hijaz by the Amalekites. , the Holy Land) and so turned to the then deserted dwellings of the Amalekites in the Hijaz. This legendary account of the origin of the Jewish settlements of Yathrib/Medina, which conflates the biblical accounts of the Amalekites, is similar to other origin legends that rely on biblical and midrashic lore for the earliest ideas about the origins of Arabian Jews.
Prologue See Nota bene, Saadia Gaon, pp. 758-761. 683-693. The Arabic and Islamic “renaissance” laid the groundwork for other Jewish cultural innovations. The Bible was translated into Arabic. Hebrew as a language began to be studied “scientifically,” so to speak, using linguistic tools in vogue among Arab grammarians. But nearly everything Jews wrote they wrote in Arabic, and this was not limited to philosophy, for which Hebrew entirely lacked a vocabulary. Poetry, the major exception, was composed in Hebrew, but it, too, bore the stamp of Arabic culture.