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Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Jacob Lassner


This book examines the triangular relationship that during the Middle Ages defined—and continues to define today—the political and cultural interaction among the three Abrahamic faiths. The book looks closely at the debates occasioned by modern Western scholarship on Islam to study the social and political status of medieval Jews and Christians in various Islamic lands from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries. Utilizing primary sources, it balances the rhetoric of literary and legal texts from the Middle Ages with other, newly published medieval sources, describing life as it was actually ... More

Keywords: Middle Ages, political interaction, cultural interaction, social status, political status, literary texts, legal texts, medieval sources, tolerance, Islamic rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226471075
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacob Lassner, author