The Jews of Islam: Updated Edition
Princeton University Press, 28 בספט׳ 2014 - 272 עמודים
This landmark book probes Muslims' attitudes toward Jews and Judaism as a special case of their view of other religious minorities in predominantly Muslim societies. With authority, sympathy and wit, Bernard Lewis demolishes two competing stereotypes: the Islamophobic picture of the fanatical Muslim warrior, sword in one hand and Qur'ān in the other, and the overly romanticized depiction of Muslim societies as interfaith utopias.
Featuring a new introduction by Mark R. Cohen, this Princeton Classics edition sets the Judaeo-Islamic tradition against a vivid background of Jewish and Islamic history. For those wishing a concise overview of the long period of Jewish-Muslim relations, The Jews of Islam remains an essential starting point.
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Under Christian or Muslim rule, Jewish life has not always been comfortable.
Jews may be slighted or hated; they may be despised or oppressed or
slaughtered, but they are never ignored. For both Christianity and Islam, and
therefore for both ...
At most times and in most places, the Jews of Christendom were the only non-
Christian minority in an otherwise wholly Christian land. Under the rule of Islam,
in contrast, the Jews were normally one of several religious minorities, usually
A few years after he arrived in Princeton in 1974, Lewis organized a famous
conference on the history and legacy of the millet system in the Ottoman Empire,
which led to a hefty two-volume book of essays, Christians and Jews in the
Here Lewis uttered what was to become one of many Lewis-ian maXims: “The
myth was invented by Jews in nineteenth-century Europe as a reproach to
Christians—and taken up by Muslims in our own time as a reproach to the Jews.”
7 Here I ...
It was the outcome of a process, based in the first instance on Muhammad's
contact and conflict with the Jews of Medina (there were no Christians in this first
center of the Islamic polity). The early dhimma policy, as Lewis describes it, was ...