By Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora
This is the 1st encyclopedic advisor to the heritage of family members among Jews and Muslims all over the world from the beginning of Islam to this present day. Richly illustrated and fantastically produced, the publication beneficial properties greater than a hundred and fifty authoritative and obtainable articles through a world workforce of prime specialists in historical past, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. equipped thematically and chronologically, this vital reference presents serious evidence and balanced context for larger old knowing and a extra educated discussion among Jews and Muslims.
Part I covers the medieval interval; half II, the early sleek interval throughout 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 tackle significant issues reminiscent of the Jews of Arabia on the starting place of Islam; exact profiles disguise very important members and locations; and excerpts from basic assets 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 plenty of more.
- Covers the background of family among Jews and Muslims worldwide from the start of Islam to today
- Written through a world crew of prime 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 start, Edward stated, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and locations (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
- Presents passages from crucial files of every ancient interval, reminiscent of the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts
- Richly illustrated with greater than 250 photographs, together with maps and colour photographs
- Includes huge cross-references, bibliographies, and an index
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This story has its roots in Midrash Tanhuma, commenting on Haggai 1:6, and is only one of the many stories showing the tension between the Diaspora and the ingathering. 6. See Reinhart Dozy, De Israeliten te Meka [Die Israeliten zu Mekka von David’s Zeit] (Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1864); D. S. Margoliouth, Relations Between Arabs and Israelites Prior to the Rise of Islam: Schweich Lectures 1921 (London: Oxford University Press, 1924). 7. C. J. Gadd, “The Harran Inscription of Nabonidus,” Anatolian Studies 8 (1958): 80; J.
The poems were recited and sung in gardens, like the gardens of the caliph’s palace or of private homes, the physical setting for Arabic poetry. 19 One of the greatest rabbis of the Middle Ages, Saadia Gaon (d. 942), rightly called the “father” of Judeo-Arabic culture, wrote poetry. He served as head of the great yeshiva located in Baghdad, one of the two most important religious centers for Jews throughout the Islamic domains. He composed the first comprehensive Jewish prayer book, writing the directions for the worshipper in Arabic (the prayers, of course, remained in their original Hebrew) and including poems of his own.
Ross Brann, The Compunctious Poet: Cultural Ambiguity and Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Spain (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991). 19. Raymond Scheindlin, The Song of the Distant Dove. The more common view, that Halevi was a “proto-Zionist,” is forcefully reiterated in a recent biography by Hillel Halkin, Yehuda Halevi (New York: Schocken, 2010). 20. The influence of formal features of Islamic law on Judaism has been the subject of much scholarship, while the most important work on the influence of the content of Islamic law on the Jewish legists has been dominated by the fruitful investigations of Gideon Libson, for example, “Islamic Influence on Medieval Jewish Law?