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Islamic Culture Through Jewish Eyes

Author : Esperanza Alfonso
ISBN : 9781134074792
Genre : History
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Islamic Culture Through Jewish Eyes analyzes the attitude towards Muslims, Islam, and Islamic culture as presented in sources written by Jewish authors in the Iberian Peninsula between the tenth and the twelfth centuries. By bringing the Jewish attitude towards the "other" into sharper focus, this book sets out to explore a largely overlooked and neglected question – the shifting ways in which Jewish authors constructed communal identity of Muslims and Islamic culture, and how these views changed overtime. The book’s methodological sophistication and wide range of sources make it a valuable resource for scholars and researchers of comparative literature and cultural studies.
Category: History

The Andalusi Literary And Intellectual Tradition

Author : Sarah J. Pearce
ISBN : 9780253026019
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Beginning in 1172, Judah ibn Tibbon, who was called the father of Hebrew translators, wrote a letter to his son that was full of personal and professional guidance. The detailed letter, described as an ethical will, was revised through the years and offered a vivid picture of intellectual life among Andalusi elites exiled in the south of France after 1148. S. J. Pearce sets this letter into broader context and reads it as a document of literary practice and intellectual values. She reveals how ibn Tibbon, as a translator of philosophical and religious texts, explains how his son should make his way in the family business and how to operate, textually, within Arabic literary models even when writing for a non-Arabic audience. While the letter is also full of personal criticism and admonitions, Pearce shows ibn Tibbon making a powerful argument in favor of the continuation of Arabic as a prestige language for Andalusi Jewish readers and writers, even in exile outside of the Islamic world.
Category: Literary Criticism

Medieval Hebrew Poetry In Muslim Egypt

Author : Joachim J.M.S. Yeshaya
ISBN : 9789004191846
Genre : Religion
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Offering an edition of secular poems taken from the earliest, fifteenth-century manuscript, this book seeks to evaluate Moses Darʿī’s poetry in the light of the Andalusian-Hebrew poetical tradition and within the context of Hebrew literary activity in the Muslim East.
Category: Religion

Shoah Through Muslim Eyes

Author : Mehnaz M. Afridi
ISBN : 1618113542
Genre : History
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This volume discusses a Muslim's perspective on the Holocaust and antisemitism. It offers an honest and comprehensive interpretation of Jewish-Muslim relations in contemporary times. Afridi brings to light the enormity of the Holocaust for the world and in particular the Muslim reader.
Category: History

Late Medieval Jewish Identities

Author : M. Alfonso
ISBN : NWU:35556040904062
Genre : History
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Medieval Iberia offers one of the few examples of coexistence over an extended period of time between Jews, Muslims, and Christians in pre-modern Europe. Taking the Jewish community as a focal point, this book thoroughly explores the various “borders”—geographical divides, religious affiliations, gender boundaries, genre divisions—that ruled the lives and intellectual production of late medieval Jews. By shedding new light on the ways in which these boundaries generated the Jewish communities’ multiple, overlapping, and conflicting identities, this book breaks new ground in the study of cultural exchange in the Middle Ages.
Category: History

Postmodernism And Islam

Author : Akbar S. Ahmed
ISBN : 9781134924172
Genre : History
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Can West and East ever understand each other? In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading Muslim scholars explores an area which has which has been almost entirely neglected by scholars in the field - the area of postmodernism and Islam. This landmark work is startling, constantly perceptive and certain to be debated for years to come.
Category: History

Islam Through Western Eyes

Author : Jonathan Lyons
ISBN : 9780231528146
Genre : History
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Despite the West's growing involvement in Muslim societies, conflicts, and cultures, its inability to understand or analyze the Islamic world threatens any prospect for East–West rapprochement. Impelled by one thousand years of anti-Muslim ideas and images, the West has failed to engage in any meaningful or productive way with the world of Islam. Formulated in the medieval halls of the Roman Curia and courts of the European Crusaders and perfected in the newsrooms of Fox News and CNN, this anti-Islamic discourse determines what can and cannot be said about Muslims and their religion, trapping the West in a dangerous, dead-end politics that it cannot afford. In Islam Through Western Eyes, Jonathan Lyons unpacks Western habits of thinking and writing about Islam, conducting a careful analysis of the West's grand totalizing narrative across one thousand years of history. He observes the discourse's corrosive effects on the social sciences, including sociology, politics, philosophy, theology, international relations, security studies, and human rights scholarship. He follows its influence on research, speeches, political strategy, and government policy, preventing the West from responding effectively to its most significant twenty-first-century challenges: the rise of Islamic power, the emergence of religious violence, and the growing tension between established social values and multicultural rights among Muslim immigrant populations. Through the intellectual "archaeology" of Michel Foucault, Lyons reveals the workings of this discourse and its underlying impact on our social, intellectual, and political lives. He then addresses issues of deep concern to Western readers—Islam and modernity, Islam and violence, and Islam and women—and proposes new ways of thinking about the Western relationship to the Islamic world.
Category: History


Author : Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : UOM:39076001238299
Genre : History
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Looks at the golden age produced by the mingling of the three cultures in medieval Spain and shows examples of arts and crafts
Category: History

Ignaz Maybaum

Author : Ignaz Maybaum
ISBN : 1571813225
Genre : Religion
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Ignaz Maybaum (1897-1976) is widely recognized as one of the foremost Jewish theologians of the post-Holocaust era. Although he is mentioned in most treatments of post-Holocaust Jewish theology, his works are out of print and are only accessible to a small readership. Nicholas de Lange (who worked closely with Maybaum in his lifetime), has made a representative selection from his writings, under various headings: Judaism in the Modern Age, Trialogue between Jew, Christian, and Muslim, the Holocaust, and Zion. In an Introduction, he sets Maybaum's thoughts against the background of their time, indicates their main lines, and assesses how much of them is still of value today.
Category: Religion

From Hellenism To Islam

Author : Hannah Cotton
ISBN : 9780521875813
Genre : History
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This book considers how languages, peoples and cultures in the Near East interacted over the millennium between Alexander and Muhammad.
Category: History

The Jews Of Yemen

Author : Joseph Tobi
ISBN : 9004112650
Genre : History
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This volume deals with one of the most peculiar Jewish communities in the Diaspora, the Jews of Yemen. Their history began a long time before the advent in 622 AD of Islam. This book contains 16 studies, encompassing various aspects of Jewish existence in Yemen as a dhimmi (protected) religious minority under Islam: history, social and cultural relations with the Muslim environment, culture, literature and language, Yemenite Jewish traditions are highly esteemed in the modern spiritual and artistic life of the Jewish people both in the State of Israel and in the Diaspora.
Category: History

The Man Of Many Devices Who Wandered Full Many Ways

Author : Bal zs Nagy
ISBN : 963911667X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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More than sixty friends and colleagues pay tribute to the distinguised professor Janos M. Bak's 70th birthday."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Al Qan Ara

Author :
ISBN : IND:30000125384796
Genre : Arab countries
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Category: Arab countries

Creating Judaism

Author : Michael L. Satlow
ISBN : 9780231509114
Genre : Religion
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How can we define "Judaism," and what are the common threads uniting ancient rabbis, Maimonides, the authors of the Zohar, and modern secular Jews in Israel? Michael L. Satlow offers a fresh perspective on Judaism that recognizes both its similarities and its immense diversity. Presenting snapshots of Judaism from around the globe and throughout history, Satlow explores the links between vastly different communities and their Jewish traditions. He studies the geonim, rabbinical scholars who lived in Iraq from the ninth to twelfth centuries; the intellectual flourishing of Jews in medieval Spain; how the Hasidim of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe confronted modernity; and the post-World War II development of distinct American and Israeli Jewish identities. Satlow pays close attention to how communities define themselves, their relationship to biblical and rabbinic texts, and their ritual practices. His fascinating portraits reveal the amazingly creative ways Jews have adapted over time to social and political challenges and continue to remain a "Jewish family."
Category: Religion

Rabbinic Creativity In The Modern Middle East

Author : Zvi Zohar
ISBN : 9781472507396
Genre : Religion
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Rabbinic Creativity in the Modern Middle East provides a window for readers of English around the world into hitherto almost inaccessible halakhic and ideational writings expressing major aspects of the cultural intellectual creativity of Sephardic-Oriental rabbis in modern times. The text has three sections: Iraq, Syria, and Egypt, and each section discusses a range of original sources that reflect and represent the creativity of major rabbinic figures in these countries. The contents of the writings of these Sephardic rabbis challenge many commonly held views regarding Judaism's responses to modern challenges. By bringing an additional, non-Western voice into the intellectual arena, this book enriches the field of contemporary discussions regarding the present and future of Judaism. In addition, it focuses attention on the fact that not only was Judaism a Middle Eastern phenomenon for most of its existence but that also in recent centuries important and interesting aspects of Judaism developed in the Middle East. Both Jews and non-Jews will be enriched and challenged by this non-Eurocentric view of modern Judaic creativity.
Category: Religion

Biblical Poetry Through Medieval Jewish Eyes

Author : Adele Berlin
ISBN : UOM:39015022065406
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Translated excerpts from 17 Judeo-Arabic and Hebrew commentaries on biblical poetry, written between the 9th and the 17th centuries. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Literary Criticism

Islamic Beliefs Practices And Cultures

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ISBN : 0761479260
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents an overview of the beliefs, customs and culture of Islam, covering the history of the religion, its sacred texts, important holidays, holy places, art, architecture, literature and contemporary philosophy.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction