Jews and Arabs A Concise History of Their Social and Cultural Relations

ISBN-10: 0486439879
ISBN-13: 9780486439877
Edition: 2005
Authors: S. D. Goitein
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

This fascinating history by an eminent scholar explores 3,000 years of relations between Jews and Arabs. Although written in 1954, it remains relevant because of its focus on cultural influences rather than political and military issues. Topics include Jewish traditions in islam, islamic influence on Jewish philosophy, and Jewish and islamic mysticism and poetry.

Preface
The Problem
A historical survey of Jewish Arab relations
The State of Israel in its Arab environment
The Truth About the Common Origins of the People of Israel and the Arabs
Why has the History of the two Peoples Taken Such Different Courses?
The Jewish Tradition in Islam
The Actual and Legal Position of the Jews Under Arabic Islam
The Economic Transformation and Communal Reorganization of the Jewish People in Islamic Times
The Cultural Development of the Jewish People Inside Arab Islam
Jewish participation in the medieval civilization of the Middle East
The linguistic aspects of Jewish Arabic symbiosis
The rise of Jewish philosophy under Muslim impact
Islamic and Jewish mysticism
The acme of Jewish Arabic symbiosis: the Hebrew poetry of the Middle Ages
Other spiritual contacts
Sectarianism and Messianic movements
Law and Ritual. The position of women
Popular religion and custom
Folk literature and art
The New Confrontation
Arab eclipse and re-emergence
The coming of Israel
The cultural aspects of the two coinciding revivals
Recent developments
Selected Bibliography
Chronological Tables
Index

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