A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day

Editors: Meddeb, Abdelwahab and Stora, Benjamin
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-69-115127-4
Category: Religion & Theology - Judaism
Image Count: 270
Book Status: Available
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This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Editorial Committee
  • General Introduction by Abedelwahab Meddeb and Benjamin Stora
  • Transcriptions
  • Part One: The Middle Ages Edited by Mark R. Cohen
  • Prologue
  • Chapter I: The Emergence of Islam
  • The Jews of Arabia at the Birth of Islam
  • The Origin of the Jewish Tribes of Arabia in the Kitab al-Aghani
  • The Prophet and the Jewish Tribes of Arabia according to Al-Sira
  • Islamic Policy toward Jews from the Prophet Muhammad to the Pact of ‘Umar
  • The Pact of ‘Umar: A Controversial Document
  • Chapter II: In Islamic Lands
  • Jews and Muslims in the Eastern Islamic World
  • The Cairo Geniza
  • Baghdad
  • Persecutions under the Reign of al-Hakim
  • Jerusalem
  • The Jews of al-Andalus
  • The Kuzari: Defense of the Despised Religion
  • Samuel ibn Naghrela
  • Hasdai ibn Shaprut
  • The Conversion of Jews to Islam
  • Chapter III: In Christendom
  • The Legal Status of the Jews and Muslims in the Christian States
  • Jews and Muslims in Sicily
  • Ramón Llull and the Interfaith Utopia
  • Jews and Muslims in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
  • Part Two: The Modern World Edited by Gilles Veinstein
  • Prologue
  • Chapter I: In Ottoman Territory, Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries
  • Jews and Muslims in the Ottoman Empire
  • Salonika, “the Sefarad of the Balkans”
  • Sabbatai Zevi, the “False Messiah,” and Islam
  • Eliyahu Capsali, Jewish Cantor of the Ottomans
  • The Jews of Palestine
  • The Jews in Jerusalem and Hebron during the Ottoman Era
  • Myths and Realities of Jerusalem for the Jews
  • The Nasi Family, or the Dream of Tiberias
  • Chapter II: Northern Africa
  • In Emergent Morocco
  • Essaouira
  • Intermediaries between Christians and Muslims in Oran
  • Jews in Libya
  • Chapter III: Asia and the Middle East
  • The Jews in Iran
  • A Judeo-Persian Chronicle of Forced Conversions
  • Jews of Yemen
  • Jews and Muslims in Central Asia
  • Chapter IV: Relations with the European World
  • Judaism and the Religious Denominational Community in the Near East
  • In Alexandria, the New Cosmopolitan Reality
  • Part Three: The Present Edited by Denis Charbit, Elias Sanbar, and Benjamin Stora
  • Prologues
  • The Crémieux Decree
  • The Invention of the Holy Land
  • Chapter I: The Beginnings of the Separation
  • From Coexistence to the Rise of Antagonisms
  • Constantine: A Judeo-Muslim City
  • The Case of Tunisia
  • The Balfour Declaration and Its Implications
  • “The Arabs” as a Category of British Discourse in Palestine
  • Zionism and the Arab Question
  • Martin Buber: A Spiritual Zionism
  • Chapter II: Confronting Nazism
  • The Diverse Reactions to Nazism by Leaders in the Muslim Countries
  • The Mufti of Jerusalem, Opportunism and Anti-Semitism
  • Mohammed V, Protector of Moroccan Jews
  • Messali Hadj, the Refusal to Collaborate
  • The Tunisian Jews in the German Occupation
  • Taha Hussein: An Arab Writer Denounces Nazi Barbarism
  • Muslim Righteous Among the Nations
  • Chapter III: The Great Rupture in the Middle East
  • Al-Nakba: A Few Keys to Reading a Catastrophe
  • From the Judeo-Palestinian Conflict to the Arab-Israeli Wars
  • Israel in the Face of Its Victories
  • Sadat and Begin: The Men behind a Historic Peace Treaty
  • The Mobilization of Religion in the Israeli-Arab Conflict
  • Jerusalem, a Political and Religious Issue
  • The Emigration of the Jews from the Arab World
  • “They Called Us Blue Muslims”
  • The Case of Lebanon: Contemporary Issues of Adversity
  • Chapter IV: Spaces of Cohabitation
  • Muslim-Jewish Relations in Israel
  • The Arabs in Israel
  • Shari'a Jurisdiction in Israel
  • Mixed (Interreligious) Marriages in Israel
  • Judeo-Arab Associations in Israel
  • In the Territories
  • Survival of the Jewish Community in Turkey
  • Iranian Paradoxes
  • In the Shadow of the Republic: A Century of Coexistence and Conflict
  • The Mosque of Paris and the Saving of the Jews: An Unresolved Question
  • Chapter V: Tense Conversations
  • Muslim Arab Attitudes toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Variable and Contingent
  • Perceptions of the Holocaust in the Arab World: From Denial to Acknowledgment?
  • Edward Said and Avraham Burg: Two Free Voices
  • Muslim Anti-Semitism: Old or New?
  • The Anti-Semitic Obsession of al-Qa'ida
  • Chapter VI: Looking at the Other
  • Relations between Jews and Muslims in Hebrew Literature
  • Jewish Figures in Modern Arabic Literature
  • Figures of the Israeli in Palestinian Literature
  • Darwish and Rita, the Jewish Lover
  • Writing Difference in French-Language Maghrebi Literature
  • Albert Memmi, or the Reconciliation of Identities
  • Edmond Amran El Maleh and the Palestinian Question
  • Looking at the Other: Israeli and Palestinian Cinemas
  • Part Four: Transversalities Edited by Abdelwahab Meddeb and Sylvie Anne Goldberg
  • Prologue
  • Chapter I: Founding Books, Mirror Images
  • Qur'an and Torah: The Foundations of Intertextuality
  • The Jews in the Fifth Sura, al-Ma'ida
  • The Isā’īliyyāt
  • Arabic Translations of the Hebrew Bible
  • Moshe ibn Ezra: The Impossible Task of the Translator
  • Judeo-Persian Translations of the Hebrew Bible
  • Hebrew Translations and Transcriptions of the Qur'an
  • Jewish Views on the Birth of Islam
  • Chapter II: Mirrored Languages
  • Hebrew, Arabic: A Comparative View
  • The Arab Inspiration of the Beginnings of Hebrew Grammar
  • Judeo-Arabic
  • Judeo-Persian
  • Semitism: From a Linguistic Concept to a Racist Argument
  • Chapter III: Two Religions of the Law
  • Comparison between the Halakha and Shari‘a
  • Ibn Khaldun: The Jews and the Political
  • Ibn Hazm and Maimonides and the Fiqh
  • Rituals: Similarities, Influences, and Processes of Differentiation
  • Ibn ‘Arabi and the Jew's Reply to the Muslim Pilgrim
  • Prayer in Judaism and Islam
  • Shabbat and Friday in Judaism and Islam
  • Jewish and Muslim Charity in the Middle Ages: A Comparative Approach
  • The Names of Jerusalem
  • Chapter IV: Philosophy, Science, and Intellectual Movements
  • Jewish and Muslim Philosophy: Similarities and Differences
  • Saadia Gaon: The Adaptation of Traditional Jewish Culture to the New Arab Culture
  • Interfaith Intellectual Exchanges in Tenth-Century Baghdad: Rationality as Common Denominator
  • The Andalusian Philosophical Milieu
  • The Karaites and Mu'tazilism
  • Judaism and Islam According to Ibn Kammuna
  • From Arabic to Hebrew: The Reception of the Greco-Arab Sciences in Hebrew (Twelfth-Fifteenth Centuries)
  • Shi'ism and Judaism: A Relation Marked by Paradox
  • Isma'ilism and Medieval Jewish Thought in Islamic Territories
  • European Judaism and Islam: The Contribution of Jewish Orientalists
  • Present-Day Iran and the Israeli Orientalists
  • Chapter V: Mysticism
  • Embodied Letter: Sufi and Kabbalistic Hermeneutics
  • Parallelism between Avicenna's Hayy ibn Yaqzan and Ibn Ezra's Hay ben Meqitz
  • Respectful Rival: Abraham Maimonides on Islam
  • The Temple According to Jalal al-Din Rumi
  • Jews, Islamic Mysticism, and the Devil
  • Chapter VI: Art and Literature
  • Biblical Prophets and Their Illustration in Islamic Art
  • Moses in Islamic Painting
  • Images of Jews in Ottoman Court Manuscripts
  • Synagogues in the Islamic World
  • The Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo
  • The Synagogue Known as El Tránsito in Toledo
  • El Ghriba Synagogue in Djerba, Pilgrimage Site
  • The Contribution of Jewish Architects to Egypt's Architectural Modernity
  • James Sanua's Ideological Contribution to Pan-Islamism
  • Al-Samaw'al ibn ‘Adiya, a Pre-Islamic Jewish Poet
  • Arabic Ars Poetica in Biblical Hebrew: Hebrew Poetry in Spain
  • Ibn Sahl of Seville, a Jewish Poet Who Converted to Islam
  • The Figure of the Jew in A Thousand and One Nights
  • Judeo-Persian Literature
  • Illuminated Judeo-Persian Manuscripts
  • The Music of al-Andalus: Meeting Place of Three Cultures
  • The Iranian Jewish Musician Morteza Neydavoud
  • Cheikh Raymond, the “Hseïni” (1912-1961)
  • Chapter VII: Memory and History
  • The Jews of the Maghreb: Between Memory and History
  • Memory and Interconnected Identities
  • The Kahina: Jewish Symbol, Islamic Narrative
  • The Jews of India
  • Jewish Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Jewish Pilgrimages in Egypt
  • The Tomb of Esther in Iran
  • Aspects of Family Life among Jews in Muslim Societies
  • Citizenship, Gender, and Feminism in the Contemporary Arab Muslim and Jewish Worlds
  • “Muslim Body” versus “Jewish Body”: The Invention of a Division
  • Flavors and Memories of Shared Culinary Spaces in the Maghreb
  • General Bibliography