History

The Jews of Islam: Updated Edition

    Introduction by
  • Mark R. Cohen

Paperback

Price:
$22.95 / £17.99
ISBN:
Published:
09/27/2014
Copyright:
2015
Pages:
272
Size:
5.5 x 8.5 in.
Illus:
21 halftones.
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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.