The Jews of Islam by Bernard Lewis
(Princeton Classics)

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Synopsis

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.

 

About Bernard Lewis

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BERNARD LEWIS is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University, the author of many books, and is internationally recognized as the greatest historian of the Middle East.BUNTZIE ELLIS CHURCHILL served for twenty-three years as president of the World Affairs Council of Philadephia and for a decade hosted the daily radio show World Views.
 
Published September 28, 2014 by Princeton University Press. 287 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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