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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A reading of medieval and modern Jewish history would seem to suggest that
Jews in the Diaspora can only flourish, perhaps even only survive in any
meaningful sense, under the aegis of one or the other of the two successor
religions of ...
For the Christian and the Muslim alike, the Jewish religion was neither alien nor
absurd. It was a faith of the same kind as his own, but in an earlier and outdated
version. He might punish the Jew for not catching up with his own, final version of
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
This publication is still the standard starting point for research on the religious
minorities in Ottoman lands. One of his characteristically engaging pieces
onJewish studies is his 1968 article,“The Pro-Islamic Jews,” the lead essay in a
The opening chapter, “Islam and Other Religions,” announces from its title one of
the foundational themes of the book. Lewis approaches the Jews as but one of
the several religions with whom Islam came into contact. These (primarily Jews ...