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The National Problem

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Halevi’s work is partly a reaction to the deteriorating political and intellectual conditions of the time, the former undermining the Jewish claim to a special covenant with God, and the latter ... More


 The Legacy of Engagement

Jane Idleman Smith

in Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195307313
eISBN:
9780199867875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307313.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

For more than fourteen centuries Christians and Muslims have lived in proximity and in one way or another have interacted with each other. The responses of each community have been guided both ... More


The Sultan's Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging

Alma Rachel Heckman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613805
eISBN:
9781503614147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613805.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Structured around the stories of five prominent Moroccan Jewish Communists (Léon René Sultan, Edmond Amran El Maleh, Abraham Serfaty, Simon Lévy, and Sion Asssidon), The Sultan’s Communists examines ... More


Managing Christians and Jews

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the ways that the muhtasib regulated Christians and Jews. In the first case, the muhtasib destroyed a church because the clappers used to call worshippers to prayer were too ... More


Poverty and Charity in a Moroccan City: A Study of Jewish Communal Leadership in Meknes,1750–1912

Jessica Marglin

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This final chapter tackles the “culture of giving” and the ways Jews and Muslims coped with their less fortunate populations on one of Morocco's most traditional urban agglomerations. The case study ... More


Patriarchal Authority

Kurt J. Werthmuller

in Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt: 1218–1250

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163456
eISBN:
9781617970238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163456.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Ibn Laqlaq's ambition in extending his patriarchate authority beyond its limits in Egypt, which explains the ebb and flow of Coptic fortunes in the Ayyubid state and society in the period up to his ... More


The Sultan’s Communists: An Introduction

Alma Rachel Heckman

in The Sultan's Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613805
eISBN:
9781503614147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613805.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The introduction presents the main interventions and arguments of the book in the overlapping fields of Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Maghrib Studies, and the history of global Communism. ... More


Religious Minorities and Islamic Law: Accommodation and the Limits of Tolerance

Anver M Emon

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

At the discursive intersection of Islamic law and the rights of minorities lies a difficult, and often politicized, inquiry into the Islamic legal treatment of religious minorities — in particular ... More


Islam vs the Shari‘a: Minority Protection within Islamic and International Legal Traditions

Javaid Rehman

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

This chapter comments on the discussions in Chapters 18 and 19. Chapter 18 provides a particularly useful articulation of the differing perceptions by which premodern treatment of dhimmis is assessed ... More


Covenants with Non-Muslims

Khan L. Ali and M. Ramadan Hisham

in Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641284
eISBN:
9780748653256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641284.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Since the dawn of Islam in the seventeenth century, non-Muslim faith communities have lived in close proximity with Muslim communities, sharing language, culture, and natural and economic resources. ... More


Outside the Mellah: Market, Law, and Muslim-Jewish Encounters

Aomar Boum

in Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804786997
eISBN:
9780804788519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786997.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Using private collections of legal Islamic documents and ethnographic data, this chapter discusses the economic and social relations between Jews and Muslims. In southern Morocco, Jews were able to ... More


Conclusion

Janina M. Safran

in Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451836
eISBN:
9780801468018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451836.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter considers the question of the legal status of dhimmis. Evidence presented in the previous chapters, as well as the analysis of boundary making, allow for a better ... More


Topoi and Topography in the Histories of al-Ḥīra

Adam Talib

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the Arabic poetry dealing with the city of Ḥīra in south-west Iraq. Much of this poetry is filled with longing for a fleeting era of glory, when Ḥīra was ruled by its Christian ... More


‘The Crinkly-Haired People of the Black Earth’: Examining Egyptian Identities in Ibn ʿAbd al-Ḥakam’s Futūḥ

Hussein Omar

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the changing terminology used for the indigenous (‘Coptic’) population of early Islamic Egypt. It investigates this ninth-century history of Egypt's conquest alongside the ... More


The Clash of Interpretations

in Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter deals with use and misuse of the Koran. The War Verse (Koran 9:29) exemplifies selective use of scripture to justify conquest, while hundreds of more conciliatory scriptural passages ... More


Islam in Southeastern Europe

Stefanos Katsikas

in Islam and Nationalism in Modern Greece, 1821-1940

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190652005
eISBN:
9780190652036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652005.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows how Islam emerged and rose in Southeastern Europe and how Muslims in areas that later became part of Greece lived in Byzantine and Ottoman times, particularly after the end of the ... More


Transformations in the Middle East: The Importance of the Minority Question

Joshua Castellino and Kathleen Cavanaugh

in Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199675135
eISBN:
9780191753084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675135.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter engages the troubled legacy of the dhimmi and the millet system and its role in shaping identities in the Middle East. Whereas some commentators argue that the millet legacy has ... More


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