Under Crescent and Cross
The Jews in the Middle Ages
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
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.