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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They are known; they have a place, and indeed an important place, in both the
theological and historical scheme of things. For good or for evil, they are seen as
significant. The Christians even adopted the Jewish scriptures. The Muslims ...
The third chapter concentrates on the Ottoman Empire, the last of the great
Islamic world states and the home of large and important Jewish communities; it
also touches more briefly on other Muslim states in North Africa and in Asia. The
In this connection, Lewis notes an important contrast with the fate of the Jews in
Christian lands, where they were the only non-Christian group and hence the
focused attention of Christian fears and enmity, and more frequently the objects
For example, we can compare a medieval society with a modern one, or a
believing society in which religion is profoundly important and religious tolerance
is a searching test with a secular society in which religion is of minor ...
But this equality of status and opportunity was limited in certain important
respects. The rank of a full member of society was restricted to free male Muslims.
Those who lacked any of these three essential qualifications—that is, the slave,