Did Muslims and Jews in the Middle Ages cohabit in a peaceful interfaith utopia? Or were Jews under Muslim rule persecuted, much as they were in Christian lands? This text offers a systematic comparison of Jewish life in the medieval Islamic world and Christendom. It shows that, contrary to traditional beliefs, medieval Islamic-Jewish relations, though not utopic, were less confrontational and violent than those between Christians and Jews in the West.Rejecting both polemically charged aquot;myths, aquot; Mark Cohen offers a systematic comparison of Jewish life in medieval Islam and Christendom--the first in-depth explanation of why medieval Islamic-Jewish relations, though not utopic, were less ...
|Title||:||Under Crescent and Cross|
|Author||:||Mark R. Cohen|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 1994|