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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 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 Details

ISBN: 9780691139319
ISBN-10: 0691139318
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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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