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Jews, Christians, and the abode of Islam : modern scholarship, medieval realities

Author: Jacob Lassner
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Looks closely at the debates occasioned by modern Western scholarship on Islam to throw new light on the social and political status of medieval Jews and Christians in various Islamic lands from the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Lassner
ISBN: 9780226143187 022614318X
OCLC Number: 859446858
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©2012.
Description: xviii, 312 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Encountering the "other" : Western scholarship and the foundations of Islamic civilization ; Orientalists : the modern quest for Muhammad and the origins of Islamic civilization ; Rethinking Islamic origins ; "Occidentalists" : engaging the Western "other," medieval perceptions, and modern realities ; The Occidentalist response to modern Western scholarship --
Jews and Christians : the reality of being the "other" in the medieval Islamic world: The first encounter : Muhammad and the Jews of Arabia ; Perceiving the "other" : Jews and Muslims in the abode of Islam ; Accommodating "others" : tolerance and coercion in medieval Islam ; Medieval Jewry in the orbit of Islam ; Early Muslim-Christian encounters : the Islamization of Christian space ; Muslims and Christians : perceptions, polemics, and apologetics ; Christians, Muslims, and Jews : cross-pollinations in medieval philosophy and science.
Responsibility: Jacob Lassner.

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"Lassner [is] one of the greatest authorities on medieval Islam." (Times Literary Supplement)"

 
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