Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages

Under Crescent and Cross

The Jews in the Middle Ages

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ISBN10: 0691033781 ISBN13: 9780691033785 Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr Published: Jun 1 1994 Weight: 1.40lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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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? Rejecting both polemically charged "myths," 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 confrontational and violent than those between Christians and Jews in the West.

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