Under Crescent and Cross
The Jews in the Middle Ages Revised edition
By (author) Mark R. Cohen
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Under Crescent and Cross by Mark R. Cohen
Book DescriptionDid 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 ideas as myths, Mark Cohen offers a systematic comparison of Jewish life in medieval Islam and Christendom--and 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. Under Crescent and Cross has been translated into Turkish, Hebrew, German, Arabic, French, and Spanish, and its historic message continues to be relevant across continents and time. This updated edition, which contains an important new introduction and afterword by the author, serves as a great companion to the original.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691139319
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark R. Cohen
Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages, Paperback (September 2005)
A companion to "Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt", this book contains the voices of the poor themselves, found in documents heretofore largely ignored. It provides access to the attitudes and philanthropic activities of the charitable, alongside the dramatic writings of the poor themselves.
Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt, Hardback (August 2005)» View all books by Mark R. Cohen
What was it like to be poor in the Middle Ages? In the past, the answer to this question came only from institutions and individuals who gave relief to the less fortunate. This book studies poverty in a premodern Jewish community - from the viewpoint of both the poor and those who provided for them.
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Author Biography - Mark R. Cohen
Mark R. Cohen is professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University. His books include "Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egypt, The Autobiography of a Seventeenth-Century Venetian Rabbi", and "Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt" (Princeton).
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